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The Simple Act of Doing ...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

I have not always been a Doer.. I have often in my life been a procrastinator.. a complainer.. a why me.. why do I have to do it .. I can't do it .. it is to hard to do .. I would go through these stages before just Doing... and sometimes I just wouldn't do it.

Since I have been on this Journey I have tried to practice the thought of simply just DO IT !! While I have not been 100% in this action I have come a long , long way and I find it easier and better for my own psyche to just DO IT !!

In the act of doing a simple everyday task without complaining or even asking why me just in my head.. I am better off emotionally..

In the past and a few time even now (but not often) When I don't practice just do .. my self judger comes out.. and wow am I hard on myself and that can lead or at least in the past to the emotional eating.. To stuff my inner judge out .. to say it was okay for me to not have to do something.. sound crazy to me now but that is how it was ..

Now I allow myself to do what I can .. and I don't put all these crazy expectations that I just can't fulfill in one day on myself. I do the very best I can each day and say it was a great day.

I don't put off today what I can do today and I am realistic in all I can and can not get done. I am pretty good but I really don't possess super human will or strength. So I have to be realistic in my own expectations for a day.. This also means if I don't start at 7 am .. then I am off the hook as it would take up to much of my day.. IT means Just DO the very best you can ... it doesn't all have to be today .. but make a honest effort.

The simple act of just doing what I can today ... is a great feeling and one more thing handled to keep that emotional eater at bay.. to not give my psyche a reason to want to stuff it down..

I encourage you to Simply Do what you can Today !

love,
Dawn
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DEEGIRL50 7/9/2013 8:20PM

    No crazy expectations! emoticon
Just Do It and know you'll be glad you did. emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 7/7/2013 2:57PM

    What would I have done without you and Nike in my life? lol lol Seriously though, "just do it" has pushed me to do so many things that I never would have gone around to otherwise! Thank you for this important reminder. I should probably have it tattooed on my forehead! lol

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HARMONYAGAIN 7/7/2013 9:18AM

    Well said... so I am off to just do it emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/6/2013 11:06PM

    Well said!
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STEFIGURL 7/6/2013 9:54PM

    So powerful! I love this, Dawn. Thank you for the wisdom you so generously share on Spark!

love,
stephi :-)

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 7/6/2013 9:21PM

    I love it - and totally agree. Could you talk to dh for me though? He believes in making the pile bigger! You know, cause I'm awesome n stuff. *Rolls eyes*

Sumay

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JACKIE542 7/6/2013 8:47PM

    I agree every day is different and we should just do the best we can each day, thank you. emoticon

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 7/6/2013 7:12PM

    Yep... there's a reason Nike "coined" the phrase.. it works...

Annie

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GINILEE4 7/6/2013 6:37PM

   

Dawn. Thank you for this blog. I also most of the time don't do it. I tell myself that it is me controlling my own life but it is just me thinking, why do I have to do it? Simple things like walking the dog or taking out the trash. I do have some limitations but I use it as an excuse to do next to nothing. How did you get going and what do you tell yourself when it gets hard? I would like to know more.


Gini

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/6/2013 5:45PM

    Dawn, I LOVE your blog and here is why - bottom line - NOTHING works as good as just doing it!! As soon as my little thoughts start, I am done for. So, if I had planned to walk a particular morning, 90% of the time, I just go. I can't think of ANYTHING because I know I won't do it. That 10%? A problem still but, like you, doing better. emoticon WE ARE emoticon emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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-AIMIE- 7/6/2013 5:36PM

    Get r done! LOL
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ROSAMARCELLE 7/6/2013 4:50PM

    Great philosophy. I have done my best today and tomorrow is another day!
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