Thursday, February 21, 2013
"When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself."
– Isak Dinesen
Cancer Daily Horoscope (Daily OM)
"While pushing past your self-imposed limitations and stretching beyond your comfort zones could empower you, looking at your goals realistically will also help you determine if you are trying to take on too much at once."
I know for a while there I was trying to take on way to much and I burned myself out completely, I didn’t have all the energies to do it all in a day. I did take it down to three goals only, I feel that is doable and yet it pushes me beyond my comfort zone to shutting myself down completely.
" You can then strive for a comfortable compromise and come up with a solid plan that helps you become more productive. Balancing our motivation with a common-sense approach to our goals will enable us to grow in confidence gradually and increase our chances for success."
This is true, with each goal that is set each day makes me feel like I am moving forward with something, anything at this point in the right direction. I have struggled with this compromise because I so used to be able to do everything and anything I set my mind to without any interference from myself , my emotions, or others. If I wanted to exercise an hour and a half a day I did, If I wanted to go out for a long 6 mile walk I did, now I can barely make it 15 to 20 min of exercise and walking WM is my extent and I am exhausted. I know this is because I really haven't kept in shape since July 2011, 2012 was full of ups downs and life that just took over my health at least until October then it was getting my mental health in order before I could start on my physical health. So over a year and a half of no really true exercise programing or even eating right for that matter. However with each little step I make in the right direction I do increase my confidence in myself.
"Choosing to balance our sense of optimism with a moderate approach to our goals will empower us to take smaller risks. With each small success, our confidence will continue to grow, and we will gradually begin to expand our belief of what is possible. We then begin to take bigger risks and eventually push ourselves well beyond our comfort zones to ultimately achieve the success we desire. Your optimism can best serve your long-term goals if you strive to balance your feelings with a moderate approach. "
I didn’t get to my blog yesterday for I was feeling really sick most of the day with a migraine and other things so I ended up sleeping 80% of the day. Now I know I am not well when I can sleep that long without any aid and still sleep at night, napping is not one of the things that comes easy to me. I feel as though I am still in a daze over my therapy, trying to piece it all together, to make sense of it all.
I lived yesterday, I didn’t stay in my room all day (unless I was sleeping). I lived life yesterday by coming out of my room and enjoyed conversation with my DH, DD, and DS even while not feeling well. I lived life be getting dressed despite how bad I felt, I brushed my hair and put it up in a ponytail. I lived life by finally renewing my game WOW account to be around my husband more since we both play and both enjoy it and its in the same room as he is in so we laugh and joke together more, living life despite of everything else going on.
Streak Goal #1……...Get up, dressed, and hair brushed 7 days
Streak Goal #2……...Blog daily 1 days
Streak Goal #3……...Stay in Calorie Range 3 day
I am calm, peaceful and relaxed in mind, body and soul.