This also means the 'ember ' months are right at the door.
Soon, posters and fliers of special ember season promos will flood our phones, pages and streets.
Religious centers will churn out prayer points binding the blood-sucking, accident-thirsty ember spirits
You can click the link below to get my thoughts about this tradition which I posted this time last year.
While folks are dealing with the ember spirits, I'll be indulging the MBA mode.
MBA means NO in the igbo dialect.
You see, August was my cheat month. I broke all my healthy-living rules.
Feasted on plantain chips like I just hit a jackpot, had a bottle of carbonated artificial drink and didn't workout at the gym at all!
I also didn't stick to my budget for spending, neither did I stick to my daily schedule.
In short, I ignored all the rules I set for myself in the month of August and I enjoyed doing so.
But like everything in life, causes have effects, actions have consequences and so, my face is riddled with pimples, my account isn't smiling, I have gained an extra KG or two and I am back to ground zero in terms of being disciplined enough to follow a schedule.
So, in my MBA months, I shall be saying NO to the same things I said yes to this month : plantain chips, compulsive eating and spending, excuses that lure me away from the gym, and activities that crop up unannounced.
I might not attain 100% success in the first month but I intend to be consistent in these MBA months; which is why I have told the world my plan.
The thought of people watching out for my success or failure should keep my eyes on the prize.
Dear friend, as we approach the ember months, instead of just casting out demons, try saying No to drinking before or while driving. Say NO to impulsive spending no matter how appealing that item is. Say NO to the adrenaline rush encouraging you to break the speed limit. Say No to those friends that encourage you to indulge in that self-destructive habit.
I love Christmas! I love the yuletide season! The lights, ornaments, carols, gifts, and euphoria!
Yippee Christmas is almost here
Happy MBA month folks