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What's the rush?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Are we in such a rush to reach our goals, that we get lost in the journey?

If we are pushing ourselves just to reach a number on the scale, our focus is not on developing good habits that will ensure our success - habits that can last a lifetime rather than perpetuating the vicious cycle of gains and losses.

“Often we want to rush and get to our goals,
but when we take a deep breath,
relax, and think about it;
the journey is actually what really matters.”

“Whatever the tasks,
do them slowly with ease,
in mindfulness,
Do not do any tasks with the goal
of getting them over with.
Resolve to each job in a relaxed way,
with all your attention.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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RACEWELLWON 1/14/2014 11:26AM

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KELLIEBEAN 1/14/2014 8:10AM

    LOVE THIS! This is what I work on, to develop healthy habits for life and gain strength to carry me through the rest of my years!

In a yoga DVD I have, she instructs as we inhale, think "let" and on the exhale think "go".

Great blog!!!

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/14/2014 4:48AM

    Great blog. I especially like the last reminder...we should never rush through life, but enjoy every second...cause we just never know which one will be our last! emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 1/13/2014 4:21PM

Lovely, thank you!

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/13/2014 3:31PM


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1CRAZYDOG 1/12/2014 9:20PM

  For SURE the journey is what really matters! HUGS and thanks for such a wonderful blog.

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LINDAM.1 1/12/2014 7:31PM


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52BINCE 1/12/2014 6:23PM

    Sounds like a poet with a destiny...a long trek hiker...... all going at a comfortable pace...... one step at a time! right on blog.....

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KLMEIRING 1/12/2014 5:53PM

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MARITIMER3 1/12/2014 5:32PM

    I really have to work on the "do not do any tasks with the goal of getting them over with" part. I'm afraid that there are a lot of tasks I look at that way!

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2BDYNAMIC 1/12/2014 5:26PM

    emoticon And if I may ........ I am adding gobbling up those spark points As well ........... they too can be consuming and become like a cookie jar ........... Just one more ......... one more .......... good to be reminded thru your blog ............... It is all a part of the journey ............... emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/12/2014 5:06PM

    Step by step. That's how we get things done!! Thanks for a great reminder.

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MICKEYMAX 1/12/2014 4:53PM

    I just keep remembering to take it all step by step.

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    I agree! In my case it is more on the healing internally than the external changes. If I'm not a better, kinder, more loving person at goal weight and fit, what does it matter?

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AJB121299 1/12/2014 4:30PM


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