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How to do this?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

There are so many things I want to do and I'm having such a hard time fitting it all in. For instance, I'd love to be able to visit SparkPeople daily and:

1) make at least one status update
2) post even a short blog entry about positive things
3) check in with friends on my friend feed and give feedback on statuses or blogs
4) check and participate in some of the groups I'm in

But this is so much! At least, it is for me; it takes up more time than I'd expect. I wonder if it'd be a realistic goal to do at least one of these things per day. I suppose 1 and 2 could be an either-or. Anyway, I will have to think about this and maybe give it a try. I'm already a bit discouraged as today I've not done very much and I need to do a LOT...I'm here because everything else seems too overwhelming.

Staying Positive.

+ Even though I didn't have the best night of sleep last night, I am so, so glad I went out with the gang this morning on our last group run/hike adventure of the year...this was a special event one of my friends had been wanting to do for a long time. Because I've been trying to make this month a recovery month from running, I was a little worried I wouldn't be trained up enough, but I think it turned out ok. We summited five peaks, so with all the uphill climbing, there was a lot more hiking and less running than usual. I had so much fun. We even beat the rain predicted for today!

+ The run/hike significantly reduced my anxiety (as usual), and so I really haven't had any unhealthy eating urges so far today. I ate a lot after the run/hike to refuel, but it was to refuel and enjoy a good meal, not for any emotional reason. Times like these make me know that I can be normal some day, because I see little previews of it during times like these... I just need to figure out how to deal with all the excess anxiety.

+ I'm here!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I feel exactly the same about SP - it can take more time than I really have to give. I think your four things are a great list - doing any ONE of those per day sounds doable.

    Your hike/run group sounds PHENOMENAL. So. Much. Jealousy.

    Anxiety is a beast. You take bites out of it to whittle it down, but it doesn't ever quite go away. Good job in finding one way to work at that. Keep trying things to find more tools you can use to keep it undercontrol.
    1272 days ago
    I can't fit in as much on SP as I'd like without finding myself whiling away my time and becoming exceedingly unproductive in "real life" arenas. Just do what you can when you can. SP's a tool to help, not give you more anxiety! emoticon
    1275 days ago
    The hike sounds like fun!!

    I think starting easy - one goal a day - is reasonable. You can always add more as your time permits, but one goal is attainable and will help you see some progress.
    1275 days ago
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