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A New Day- Recovering Optimism


Friday, March 26, 2010

I once was a full blown optimist. If you've read any of my other recent blogs, you might wonder! Today I've decided to begin the task of reclaiming my former much loved and missed personality trait....

The first step was taken at the beginning of this month; I was wondering why I wasn't feeling happy, energetic, or well. I thought about how I was living; I was right back where I started from a year and a half ago...same habits (eating instead of talking or exercising when stressed, not getting enough sleep, looking backwards instead of forwards..) I had worked hard to change. I have all ready noticed a difference. The food journal is a wonderful thing.

I have decided to be happy in spite of the stress I am living through right now. Just typing that sentence makes me smile and breath easier. So, for the next few weeks at least, alongside the complaining, I will blog about what I'm doing to stay positive!

Today I am going to attend a meditation class. I am going to enjoy it. I know I will not be able to go for a few weeks (schedule conflict) so I plan to REALLY enjoy it. I know that learning how to relax will help me to be a happier person and will help me lose weight. This will be the first thing I have done for myself in a long long time that doesn't involve hair dye or nail polish-and those things only work on the outside....This will work on the inside!

One other step I have taken is that I have been making homemade foods for my family for several months...right down to homemade hamburger buns! Some days it is a challenge with my schedule, but it has been worth it. Everyone is feeling better. I've always cooked but often we would get pizza or Chinese take-out....Occasionally it's fine, but it is not a way to live all the time. Even my Dad is losing weight!

So, off I go to enjoy as much of my day as I can, and today I am going to look for opportunities to laugh....I'll let you know how it went tomorrow!

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