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How I am Feeling and How I am Progressing (#1)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How I am feeling and how I am progressing

“a.k.a Charms #1-TCoHP team Challenge”

When you ask me how I feel on any given day, I could probably answer that question with many conflicting words. Today for example, I am feeling a little tired, a little busy, and maybe frustrated here and there, but at the same time….I feel great!!

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Let’s focus on the “Great”…which for me also means “Accomplished”.

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At the beginning of the week, I was feeling like no matter where I went (Home or Work) there were mountains that needed to be moved. I could invest 1000% effort but still not even be able to see or feel a difference. I was in a real funk!!! I had been here many times before and gotten out…but this time it felt different, a little more sad. All I knew was I had to emoticon and STOP it in its tracks.

So I broke everything down into smaller steps, showing myself some patience…and magic happened. I felt better overall and was able to SEE some accomplishments—a clean sink, progress on a mission to “find a floor…” and no more creating stress by procrastinating. It was honestly as simple as writing down a to do list…and getting back to basics.

My main thought is that these small accomplishments can become our focal points to help us move more gracefully between where we are, and where we want to be.

When my head was a little clearer this week, I also noticed that my calorie range in Spark people had automatically adjusted when I re-set my weight loss goal--the “focal point” was seeing a calorie range in my nutrition tracker that I felt I could work with. So over the last three days I have done a lot to make progress in my next weigh in

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The other part of feeling GREAT sometimes brings along a little twinge of "waiting for the other shoe to drop" when I am actually feeling like everything's OK. So I have come up with two self questions to silence that voice of doubt when it appears in idle space--

1) "What am I looking forward to in the near future?"
2) "What can I do right now to spare myself some stress when the journey takes a rough turn?"

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WOMANOBRONZE 6/23/2013 3:08PM

    This is a great blog. I get into funks where I don't think anything I'm doing will make any difference in the long run - work, relationships, you name it. [I don't have any kids and hate being an evolutionary dead-end].

You've given me some great ways to combat these negative thoughts and just keep moving.

Thank you!!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/22/2013 7:04PM

    SHAZAM!! You are sooo on the ***track*** of the new summer challenge it's like ~*~magic~*~ girlfriend!! BREAKING EVERYTHING DOWN INTO SMALLER STEPS!! emoticon It really REALLY is that s.i.m.p.l.e. I am sooo EXCITED for you, cuz' YOU found the golden key to what makes THIS work!!

I'm with Donna, and I am sooo gonna' SNAG your quote!!
"My main thought is that these small accomplishments can become our focal points to help us move more gracefully between where we are, and where we want to be."
-Amanda ROCKRUNNER404

Oh, Amanda, I think our summer's term was custom fit for you!! emoticon Oh, look!! I think you already DID another blog!! LOL!! I'm headed that way!! emoticon

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DANCETHEBEACH 6/21/2013 8:20AM

    I love the way you phrased it ..."accomplishments can become our focal points to help us move more gracefully between where we are, and where we want to be".

Gonna try to remember that one! Well said.
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MOONMANSON 6/20/2013 4:34PM

    Be gentle to yourself.

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