#16: Mastering the mind
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Healthy living is more than just proper nutrition and physical activity, and I'm learning it the hard way.
This quarter I am ridiculously overwhelmed. It feels worse than last year, when I wasn't funded and had medical bills. Last year I was fighting the outside forces (money, etc.) which I already have some experience dealing with. Also I was getting support from my mother, both financially and emotionally. But this year I need to get myself together and come up with something creative, something original, something that will show that I'm worthy of being granted a PhD. And here I'm on my own...
Why am I ranting here, on a weight loss blog? Because it's all interrelated. My emotions go up and down, synchronously with my stress eating and avoiding the gym.
What I need is confidence and a sense of self-mastery. I need to set goals not only for my body but for my head.... and start with not what "I need" but what "I will". I can and I will.
I will reduce the amount of time I spend worrying about thing I can't control.
I will let go of the fear that some people don't like me. And even if they do, it doesn't matter.
I will avoid negative self-talk and limit whining to my boyfriend.
I will cultivate positive emotions and events that generate them.
I will always do my best.