Update on the "feels good" strategy
Monday, August 20, 2012
Yesterday was busy, unexpectedly busy. At the last minute we decided to have a family outing and for us (with the special needs child) that is no small feat. Anyway, I had to be more spontaneous and that carries it's own stress. Then when we arrived at our destination there was a lot of whining (no, not mine) because we hadn't properly prepared him, I guess, for the fun day we decided on. He was afraid of everything and didn't want to participate in anything. He kept trying to run away. So...needless to say I didn't have very many "hey that feels good" moment throughout the day, and being all wrapped up in all the stress, I forgot to look for them (it's only been a few days, I'm not exactly in the habit yet). So last night rolls around and I'm ravenous. RIGHT AFTER DINNER. So it wasn't my stomach, it was my psyche looking to feel good.
I'm getting more and more convinced that, for me, this strategy is a piece of what I've been lacking. Not the key, or answer, or entirety of my journey to be healthier, but certainly a large piece of it.
So today I'm going to try really really hard to find "feels good" moments, and create them if I need to! This is going to be a challenge because I had to cancel my trainer session b/c I'm still sick. Being sick for over a week is doing a job on my confidence and I know it shouldn't because I've been FAR more productive during this illness than ever during an illness perhaps in my entire life. So I should say that feels good, right?!
I will try all day to find those moments. Once I set this particular habit, I'm going to follow my good Sparkfriend's example and add another great habit to master. And by adding one or two at a time, I'll build a lifestyle of good habits.
Enjoy today, and remember whatever you need to reach your goals