Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I've had a month of challenging moments and discoveries. It feels like my eyes are open to all of the ways that years of stress, sleep deprivation, and being so focused on my to-do list instead of on the joys of life has taken its toll.
My health has suffered.
My marriage has suffered greatly.
My relationship with my daughter has suffered.
My body has suffered.
The irony in all of this, and the biggest lesson I've learned from Renee Stephen's Inside Out Weight Loss, is that the EASIER and MORE JOYFUL/PLEASURABLE path is the one in which my health is wonderful because I eat well, take great care of myself and get plenty of rest. My relationships are wonderful because I speak kindly and respectfully to everyone, take time for hugs, love and laughter. I see the abundance and wonder of my life and really take it in.
I use positive renewal strategies to get through stressful moments, and they become just that, moments.
Today begins a new day. I'm just starting over. I'm going back to focusing on my towards motivations of a body I love, relationships that are positive, loving and nurturing, and a life of easy and joy.
I am back to self-correcting and continuous improvement. This past month has given me great feedback and many wonderful lessons. Most important of which is that choosing pleasure is really so much easier!