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It's all about the spin...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You know, I have been thinking lately, about how life is all about how you look at it. It seems really simple and obvious, but yesterday, I ran around and got a LOT of things accomplished. I was out running around from 9 am until about 3 pm.

I was supposed to either go to the gym or to yoga yesterday, and by the time I got home, unpacked the groceries, well it just wasn't happening for me. I thought to myself, great, I'm going to miss my workout. And then I thought, hey, wait a minute. I got a lot of things done, I have been out running around in the heat all day, getting things accomplished and I pick the one thing I DIDN'T get done and focus on that. How about I focus on what I accomplished instead?

So, I relaxed, enjoyed a light dinner and read a book yesterday evening. So I didn't feel like exercising? Will I die? No. Is there any reason to beat myself up and feel bad? No. I'm going on a hike at Eisenhower today and I have a yoga class at SAC tonight. I'll make up for yesterday.

I am going to try to watch how I talk to myself and what I focus on. I focus on the positive with others, why not focus on the positive with myself? I realize there is a fine line between focusing on the positive and lying to yourself but do I really need to beat myself up all the time? Would I put up with that kind of behavior from a friend? No. Why put up with it from myself?
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    Excellent, BALANCED perspective!! Soooo true.
    1826 days ago
  • v TAMARA6905
    I love to see all the positive thinking! You're exactly right, you won't die if you miss one workout! We all need a break sometimes. You deserved it, especially since you were able to get things accomplished! Keep up the good work!
    1826 days ago
  • v CHAKA1709
    That is a great attitude. Many people focus on a tiniest negative instead of looking at all the positives, it seems like human nature sometimes. Smiles are contagious! emoticon
    1826 days ago
    Great attitude!!
    1827 days ago
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