New mantras came to me today...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Feel better, do better. Do better, feel better.
This one is a cycle, which I know is true. I feel better when I do better, and when I feel better, I want to do even better! Drinking water, getting exercise, getting my eating under control!!!
That's been so ridiculously tough for me, just to eat reasonably.
The second mantra: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
It's kind of a metaphor, but my kitchen floor has been filthy dirty for weeks now, and it just keeps getting worse. Every time I notice it, I think ugh, I have to get this floor scrubbed!! Then I think first I need to sweep, and move the trash bins and microwave cart out of the way, then get the mop out, then let some spots soak a bit because it's just that gross, then I feel like I need to scrub the grout lines since they're really grubby too..... on and on, and it just feels like too huge of a pain in the butt to even just sweep the floor! Or sometimes I'll sweep up and feel like that's better than nothing. Which it is.
So last night, I was cooking dinner, and I just finally had it with looking at that dirty floor! I grabbed a few washcloths, soaked them in water and a little dish soap, and dropped them on a few stubborn spots. I got a small start at chipping away at that stupid big task, and I feel so much better about it. I probably got less than a quarter of the floor washed last night, but hey, a little progress is good.
I've been similarly chipping away at getting back on track with my weight loss goal. I haven't made downward progress in months, but I've thought about it every freaking day, just like noticing that dirty floor. I've been pretty good about drinking water, I've exercised some probably 4 out of the last 7 days. A little progress is good.