Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Are you creating your own life?
Take a moment to look at the circumstances of your world. Is it what you want to see? What could you do differently to take one step closer to your ideal vision? We're all dealt different hands in life. That's how things are. To change things, you have to first accept that fact, and then figure out where to go from here. We should all be able to count on each other for help, but in the end, we can't expect anyone to change our lives except ourselves. Nor should we want it that way. It's natural to feel powerless and give up in the face of hardships, but complaining and blaming do nothing except prevent action. Without positive action, you're giving up your power and asking for more of the same--a world you did not create. Where you start may not be your fault, but the course you run is still your choosing. Spark People e-mail
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw
I am drinking more water – usually 8 glasses a day.
Eating more fruits and vegetables – was 1 or 2, now 3-5
Exercising – was 3-5,000 steps a day, now 5-10,000 steps a day.
Binge on sweets when I’m tired and tell myself “I don’t care”.
Sometimes I’m just too lazy to exercise.
Loosing weight is not my main desire. I want to be healthy and have more energy. I want to find something else to tell myself besides “I don’t care” that really means something to me. I read the e-mail yesterday and again today. It has hit home but my mind is rebelling against thinking. I do NOT want to prevent action but I don’t know what action to take.
Another sparker said, “I don't know if I have the energy to start another life!” That is where I am at right now.
Another quote “I felt as though I was going off track in my determination to be healthy and making positive decisions. This has reinforced my decision to remain focused and positive.”
What we think is what we become.
I am taking this to heart and am going to focus on what is inspiring to me. I believe that if I had not written all of this down, I would not have gotten past the feelings of helplessness and giving up. I am going to start a list of positive quotes, ideas, goals, etc. to focus on when I am tired or feeling down.
I needed sunshine in my life today and that is what I have found.