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December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

I realized that life has just gotten too much- or more so I am letting things overtake life.

I am getting back into bad habits of staying late, letting people and things control my life with adding more stress! School has gotten crazy with multiple professional developments being assigned, some crazy behaviors, a ton of meetings, and trying to make it all work within all the expectations they have. My parents are almost moved completely out west. I have spent many weekends trying to help them with the packing, loading, and moving! I even drove my brother's car out there over my break alone. I really feel that it is so important for me to help my family- but it has been a lot with the travel, school, and trying to not leave my hubby alone. It is also getting stressful, because in just a few short days I turn 30. So many life goals I had, have not been met... but hopefully things will turn around for that!

I am trying to get back to taking one goal at a time to find myself and start moving out of this plateau.

My first goal for this month is to start getting more sleep- 7 hours or more almost every night. emoticon

2nd goal- get back to tracking and drinking more water! emoticon

3rd goal- getting to the gym more frequently than just my trainer sessions. emoticon

Here is to December!
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BARBIEE52 12/7/2013 1:27PM

    I really like your goals. They remind me of ones I need to do for myself. But it seems like life can take over these goals and the goals we set for ourselves play 2nd or 3 place in our lives when they should be first. Because if we don't do well in these goals, we can't really do well in all other things in our lives.
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JAKENELL 12/7/2013 10:41AM

    emoticon How well I remember the feelings of being overwhelmed when I was teaching. Family obligations and responsibilities, school/work obligations and responsibilites - it seems like time and care for yourself does not exist! The only advice I can give you consists of two things: TAKE at least 5 minutes for yourself a couple of times throughout the day and just sit - don't think, don't read, focus on the sky or a white wall. Sounds stupid, but it did help me recharge for the next few hours. The second is to realize that you can do this "just for today" and that this life cycle will change as life moves on. I found my late twenties and early thirties to be my more difficult and exhausting years of teaching because I hadn't found a balance between what I wanted my life to be and what it actually was. Just hang in there - you will make it.
emoticon I like the goals you've set for yourself for this month. They are realistic, will fit in your busy schedule AND are necessary for your health.
Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will.

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/6/2013 10:14PM

    I like the goals you have set for yourself for this month. It's good that you realize that you are letting too many things interfere with what you want. Good for you for taking control of your life again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Your blog is reminding me to make up my new year's resolutions. I'll steal your resolution to get to the gym more.

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PATSYB7 12/6/2013 6:26AM

    Happy December! You have some great goals. Do you have an action plan? That is key to achieving them.
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