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Getting over a setback

Monday, February 03, 2014

As some you know, my favorite "me time" is reading, health magazines mostly. I came across these words of wisdom in one of my many, many magazines. It's kinda where I'm at right now & no doubt you've all been there as some point or another in your life, so I thought I'd share with my sparkfriends.

Especially after a setback,
It's easy to think that other people are getting ahead
While we're falling behind, and might never "catch up."
But dreams don't have deadlines
And the best things in life don't happen overnight.
They take time.
And in time, they will happen for you.
Give yourself time.

I had been at a plateau for such a long time, I was getting discouraged. And then the past week and a half, I've been so swamped at work (with audits, meetings, end-of-the-year reports, a seminar) stress took over & all my good habits went out the window. Well, I guess I broke the plateau--but in the wrong direction! The scale starting inching upwards again! Definite setback mode!!!

We need to remember this when those inevitable setbacks occur. Whether it be a plateau, overindulging at a party, breaking a streak, or falling back into old habits, they are bound to happen eventually. Sometimes they just can't be avoided, although we can try to minimize the damage. Maybe the secret is not to not dwell on it, but simply pick ourselves up & continue on our journey. 'nough said!

Follow your dreams, my friends!

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