Learning to be Content with Less
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This year has been full of amazing changes and progress for me, so, know with the winter fast approaching, my transformation seems to be grinding to a halt. I know that's an improvement over past years, but I'm used to being able to see results either on the scale or in my running times etc etc etc. It is harder for me to gauge improvement when the results are not as measurable (ie., not whining and complaining or sitting around just stuffing my face). I guess I need to be celebrating that I am still moving, even if it isn't to the degree that I was over the spring and summer. I also can celebrate that I am still eating healthy and drinking my water (though more of it is in the form of hot herbal teas). I can also celebrate that I am getting better at getting my rest. I am striving for an average of 7 1/2 to eight hours per night. I am also getting a little better at the budgeting, but holding my breath on that one as the holidays are quickly approaching.
All in all, I am trying to learn to be content with what I am able to accomplish, and then, trying to push myself - however small the step - a little more forward to where I envision myself. Maybe this is the part of the journey where I need to learn to persevere, even though the forward progress is not where I want it to be, just for the sake of developing the trait of perseverance.....much like patience, not a fun lesson to learn.