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Be kind to yourself

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

This is as much a reminder to me as it is to anyone else, and it doesn't eat what you want, and avoid all exercise - if anything, that is being cruel to yourself!

Being kind to yourself in my mind is about being mindful of your situation - in my case, I am on day 4 of a new job, I'm working with people who are much more familiar with the situation than I am - but seem to expect me to know everything about everything, and for the first time in a long time I don't have my own car and am relying on the bus to get me to work.

So what s the most practical approach to take with regard to diet and exercise for me? Well, to back off basically. As long as I try to eat well, and take exercise where I can, I'm not going to worry about the rest because I'm doomed to failure otherwise. And this week is about quick wins!

I want to reduce the pressure to allow myself to perform, and to finish my first week with a smile on my face.

Hope this blog reminds you to practice mindfulness, and ensure your own well-being wherever and whenever you can.

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GRAMPIAN 8/19/2013 6:24AM

  Good luck in your n emoticon ew job.

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SUPERSYLPH 8/16/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon Be kind to yourself! I hope you're doing well at your new job!

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SUNGIRL822 8/12/2013 2:13PM

  I hope things are going well for you at the new job!

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LOVEROFJC 7/16/2013 3:07PM

  You've got the right attitude! Hope you are enjoying your new job.

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JOJOSLIVIN 7/12/2013 1:32PM

    Awesome! Thanks!!!! Congrats on the new job!

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SHERYLP461 7/10/2013 6:24AM

    Great Attitude

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CM_GARDNER78 7/9/2013 10:49PM

    That is some great, sound advice! BTW - I LOVE your profile picture!! SO cute! Good luck with your new job!

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BLONDIE218145 7/9/2013 9:53PM

    Good luck at work!

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GOOD-ENOUGH-NOW 7/9/2013 12:48PM

  Thank you for posting this. Good message.

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FIRECOM 7/8/2013 1:09PM

    Nicely done

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BANDMOM2012 7/8/2013 10:30AM

    Such good thoughts regarding the negative "self talk". Hope you finish your first week strong :)

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THEWWWAY 7/7/2013 6:28PM

    I was just giving myself a very similar speech today.

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    emoticon Good luck on the new job!

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ICEANGEL0531 7/7/2013 10:47AM

    Best of luck in your new job. Don't stress what you can't control.

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Great blog!! emoticon on your new job! It won't take you long to learn and get used to things. You have a great attitude and commitment! emoticon emoticon

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FAIRERHIANNON 7/6/2013 4:34PM

    thank you for this reminder.

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PENOWOK 7/6/2013 3:49PM

    There is no way you can know what they know. You can sure ask questions: "I'm the new kid here and just need to know..." "Because I just started, I haven't come across this situation before..." You are right-be kind to yourself and have patience. You'll have it under your belt soon. In the meantime, be true to your plan and when the opportunity arises, invite others to join you!!

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MAGNOLIA416 7/6/2013 12:39PM

    Very nice! I'm still learning how to be kind to myself, but I'm getting better at it! Have a great day!

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RADIATIONMAMA 7/6/2013 10:32AM

  I agree. It is time to be your best friend!

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FIRECOM 7/6/2013 10:03AM

    Thanks for the reminder. I often forget just how important this is.

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DEEGIRL50 7/6/2013 9:26AM

    Listening to your body. Enjoy small successes. And as you said... be kind to yourself. Sounds like a great plan.

Take care. You'll learn that new job soon!
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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 7/6/2013 8:04AM

    I do hope you have been able to end your week with a smile on your face!!

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."

Brian Tracy

YOU WILL DO GREAT!!!!!!!

J



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JERICHO1991 7/6/2013 7:27AM

    Great attitude. Hope your transition period at work goes smoothly.

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LEANMEAN2 7/6/2013 7:21AM

    Good blog. Thank you for sharing.

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CFMOSS 7/6/2013 6:59AM

    mindfulness - always good in all situations and so easily stomped on - here's to mindfulness today.

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    Truly inspiring, thanks emoticon

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PIMPINELLAN50 7/6/2013 3:51AM

    A good blog with great wisdom. emoticon It can be overwhelming to "do it all"when there is so many things happening in your life all at the same time.
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QUIERRA 7/6/2013 1:49AM

    Oh so true. Great blog. :)

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MARYJEANSL 7/6/2013 12:58AM

  A great reminder - I am often very hard on myself.

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