Changing My Life: First Steps
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I was thinking this morning as I drove to work: I’m so sick of the way things are in my life. If I want to change my life, I need to change the way I think, I need to change the way I live. My life won’t change without my participation. I need to take steps to change it for the better.
It’s easy for me to become overwhelmed and depressed. I don’t know why that is. Anyway, it would help if I would just stop thinking that I can change everything all at once. Maybe a simple solution to help me change the negatives in my life, at least for now, would be to use the techniques that were successful for me (or at least somewhat successful) in the past. I know I read a couple of books several years ago that were helpful, so I’ll need to dig those out of their hiding places. Also, I used affirmations a lot and that seemed to help with my depression. I know I’ve got those in an old journal somewhere. Find it!
Currently, I’m doing more yoga in my exercise program and that’s a good thing, too. Like affirmations, it helps to keep me focused and keep my thoughts from heading toward those ‘insane,’ self-defeating, all or nothing kinds of thoughts that always get me into trouble with my eating. And, as far as my weight loss and fitness goals are concerned, being consistent with a healthy, sensible diet is my most troublesome obstacle. Anything I can do to get my diet under control would be very helpful!
So, I hope my morning commute thoughts keep coming. Maybe I’ll get something accomplished this time around with my goal-seeking efforts.