Thursday, January 26, 2012
Yesterday while I was at work sitting, I felt like something literally exploded in my stomach. For hours afterward it burned and ached. It was hot to the touch as well. Needless to say I did not finish exercising (I had walked yesterday morning before work).
I will be scheduling a doc appointment today. I'm almost 100% that a hernia or abscess ruptured that I didn't know I had.
I have been telling b/f for the past week that it felt like something was under my right rib cage and that it had been difficult to sit because of the pressure. Even after this occurred yesterday I'm still having the pressure.
Keep me in your thoughts & prayers please as I figure out what is happening to me.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
1. that may or can be, exist, happen, be done, be used, etc.: a disease with no possible cure.
2. that may be true or may be the case, as something concerning which one has no knowledge to the contrary: It is possible that he has already gone.
1. not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc.
2. unable to be done, performed, effected, etc.: an impossible assignment.
3. incapable of being true, as a rumor.
4. not to be done, endured, etc., with any degree of reason or propriety: an impossible situation.
5. utterly impracticable: an impossible plan.
Now take a look at these quotes, they have a lot to say
After reviewing these quotes how can we actually say that anything is impossible? Don't they make you want to turn whatever negative thinking you have been having into positive thoughts instead?
Think about these affirmations:
Today I will eat healthy!
Today I will exercise at least 10 min!
Today I will think only positive thoughts!
Very simple things right?
Instead of thinking impossible. remember "I AM POSSIBLE!"
Have a great day everyone ~ Donna
Monday, January 23, 2012
Do you ever find yourself with worrisome thoughts making repeated trips in your mind, much like a race car running laps around the racetracks? Does it seem impossible to stop the worry thoughts, which are nothing more than an unneeded “duress” rehearsal?
There is something that you can do that will transform worry into positive action. This transformation requires only that you have the desire and that you will make a decision to stop worrying and start acting. I use a technique that works very well for me.
I transform my worries into a plan of action. I take the following steps:
1. I identify what is really bothering me and is pushing my fear buttons.
2. I ask myself, “What do I need to do, be or have that will alleviate my fear?
3. What actions must I take to acquire what I need?
4. What effect will my actions have in relieving my anxiety?
5. What will be the outcome if I fail to take action?
Creating a plan of action does two things: (1) it gets my mind focused on how to solve the issue and alleviate the fear, and (2) it makes me feel in control of my life and my thoughts. Creating and working my plan is a better use of my mental and emotional energy than playing the mental tapes of worry.
Worry can often be prevented. How? As best selling author, Brian Tracy has stated, “Worry is a sustained form of fear caused by indecision.” If we are more proactive in making decisions that are in alignment with our needs and desires, we are less likely to worry, because we have taken action.
Refusing to allow ourselves to be physically and mentally worn down by worry requires that we discipline our thinking. When we find ourselves worrying, it is time to stop, look, and listen to what our thoughts are revealing to us. And then take action.
We can transform our worries into successful actions by merely making the decision to get off the worry track and to take the road to action.
Affirmation for the Week:
“I am in control of my worries. They may come to visit, but I will not ask them to stay.”
Blog written by Mary Rau-Foster
Friday, January 20, 2012
There are times when we are at a loss to know how to resolve issues in our lives. We may tend to procrastinate, or we may rush to make a hasty decision -- both of which can be counterproductive. As I was making beef stew today, it occurred to me that it is possible to resolve problems in the same manner that we tenderize tough meat.
There is an art and science to making a delicious stew. The process includes taking a piece of meat and simmering it (on low heat) for a long period of time in seasonings and liquid. This prolonged cooking process allows a tough piece of meat to become very tender.
This same process can be applied to a problem that we need to resolve. Initially that problem may seem to be a "tough" one, but if we put it aside with the understanding that we will ultimately solve it, we will often find that by allowing the problem to sit and stew, it becomes easier to solve.
Unlike the meat, however, the problem is cooked in seasonings of intent to solve it, belief that it can be solved, and patience. Also, you must understand that if the problem is left cooking too long, it creates yet another problem -- it becomes overcooked and too mushy.
Not all meats are good for stewing... Nor are all problems appropriate for this stewing method. You must make that choice. Just as we choose a specific type of meat for the stewing process, so must we be picky about the problems that we put on the back burner and allow to simmer.
The secret to "problem stewing" is the confidence that a solution will come to us, but in the proper time frame. So we must add an affirmation to accompany this problem solving process.
Affirmation for the Week:
"I want a solution to this problem, but I will allow it to resolve in a slow cook manner. I will write the problem down and include an expression of gratitude that this problem is already solved. I will put the problem on a back burner somewhere and then wait for the stewing process to complete. I will accept the solutions that are revealed to me."
Have a slow cooking week in a fast food world!
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