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Rainy days & life

Saturday, March 09, 2013

It has been raining since yesterday. The only downside is that it knocked the power out for about 25 minutes this morning. Can't complain though. In most other states, it's freezing cold & all that snow they have to shovel, no thanks. I just hope everyone is staying warm and safe.

I am so excited for tomorrow. I am taking my friend her Christmas gift. She gave me mine last month. We planned things out so well... emoticon
I hope it cheers her up. She is really bummed out because she didn't pass her math skills test & she only has one more chance to pass it or she will have to take her class all over again. Her goal is to eventually teach blind students at the elementary school level. She has not once ever changed her mind about what she wanted to be. She chose her career in 7th grade & stuck by it through and through. It's a different story for me... and probably a lot of other people too!

That's the thing about life. It's unpredictable. That can be frustrating but it also is what makes life interesting.

There's something I learned about frustration & anxiety. It makes it very difficult to lose weight when your mind is in a constant state of stress. It's not healthy. That is one of the reasons why I took a break from spark.
My main priority was feeling better and not feeling stressed out all the time. It's not productive and it definitely doesn't help with weight loss or anything for that matter. I am really focusing on living in the present moment. It's a lot easier said than done. It takes work. Still, it can be done. I always try to set aside some time to do something a little relaxing. When I begin to get too stressed out, I walk away from what I am doing & do something else for a while. You just have to find out what works for you. I always try to remind myself that "what ifs" can go on forever. If that doesn't work, I try to turn the what if into a positive what if. It's not as simple as it sounds but it's definitely possible. Oh yeah and if you didn't know, exercise helps to reduce stress. I understand that depression and anxiety can hinder motivation. It takes time but you'll get there.

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    Good post and timely for me, thank you! I've heard before:
    Live Today
    Tomorrow isn't promised,
    Yesterday's gone,
    Live Today.
    Have to admit though that I really liked the post from NCSue0514. Made me giggle.
    1840 days ago
  • NCSUE0514
    Regarding your second picture: this is an indelicate way to phrase it, but I'll tone it down... Someone once told me "if you keep one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow, you'll poop all over today".
    1841 days ago
    I know how you feel, because I stress myself out so often thinking about all the possible outcomes of everything I do, which often causes me to be unable to make decisions.

    So I'm trying something new to contradict my apparent need to think out all possible scenarios of what could happen; I come up with 1 way that I can either negate or alter a bad what if. So if I'm afraid that a choice I make will go wrong, then I come up with a way that I can either prevent, correct, or live with it going wrong. It doesn't take away the stress, but it allows me to address it instead of just stewing in the unknown.
    1841 days ago
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