Thursday, March 22, 2012
It's something I deal with regularly ... this roller coaster ride of life! There are moments when we are up and others when we are down ... and it's how we handle each of those that makes or breaks us.
I feel that I've gained some strength along the way to be able to lift myself up from the low moments and while the cycles of life, in my case perhaps peri-menopause hormonal changes, it becomes trickier to maneouver at certain points.
The trick that works for getting out of the 'mode' of negativity or when our emotions seem to get the best of us and drags us down (or leads us to seeking out comfort in food/drinks) is to seek a creative or productive output instead (take a walk, ride your bike, read a book, call a friend, take up a new hobby, etc)... That shift in thought/activity will lead to a shift in how you are feeling.
The past couple of days have been a bit 'off' for me with some home stuff going on and dealing with the lovely hormones. I've not had 100% perfect days, but I am keeping up with my activity and keep re-setting my focus as required (and it's not always easy). I keep thinking of the end goal and vision of where I want to be... How I want to feel this summer and it truly helps put things into perspective.
So whether you are on an up moment or down moment... know that it's all part of the ride! Take hold of the reigns and you can control the speed with which you will reach your destination!!