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Going Through the Emotions

Why It's Worth the Trouble

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There will be good days; there will be bad days – sometimes several in a row. There will be lazy days and discouraging days. But there will also be days of revelation, days of making a breakthrough, days of being proud of who you are becoming, days of wanting to climb on top of your success and reach for the stars, because you just know that anything is possible.

These are the days that make it all worthwhile. These are the days that let you deal with those other, not-so-great days. Once you know those bad days will be there, it’s easier to accept them at face value and deal with them. But you have to keep kicking on those bad days to get to the good ones. If you’re not kicking, you’re sinking.

Don’t let the world or your own doubts take away one of the most positive things you have going for yourself – your determination to create a healthier, more energetic, more vibrant, more wonderful YOU.

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Mike Kramer Mike Kramer
As a writer and artist, Mike has witnessed countless motivational stories and techniques. See all of Mike's articles.

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  • Wonderful article, beautifully written and filled with wisdom. We all know about the importance of motivation, but actually, the main thing is DOING IT ANYWAY. If we wait for motivation to knock at our door, we are likely to wait forever. And ever. Action is the first thing to pursue, without much thought or planning: rolling up our sleeves and going on! - 12/16/2014 11:17:28 AM
  • This is one of the most realistic and best Spark articles I have read. The wellness journey has been very much like this for me. It's never been about motivation. It has been about persistence. Just doing it, no matter how I feel. There are many days when I don't feel motivated, but it doesn't get tin the way of my goal. - 11/28/2014 9:54:11 AM
  • t I can either sit around feeling sorry for myself feeling like a victim, or, I can change my attitude and not give up. We all have set backs, and mishaps along the way, but is it worth it to quit? Is it worth it to stop trying? It is like that quote that says "If you aim for nothing you are sure to hit it." But if a person tries, does their best, doesn't beat themselves up when they over indulge or forget to exercise. but picks themselves back up to become stronger, they will get closer and closer to their goal. Baby steps and the right mindset make all the difference when it comes to each individual journey. Great article!! One I will save to my favorites each time I need this reminder. - 4/11/2014 9:42:53 PM
  • I want to do laughter Yoga. I like the Zumba in water idea, too. Good stuff. - 4/1/2014 11:53:57 PM
  • BEBEMD
    What a motivational article! Thanks for sharing and the analogy is brilliant - 3/6/2014 1:20:34 PM
  • Just what i needed to hear right now. I've come this far, I can't give up now. I have a lot of obstacles and hurtles to get past, but i have to keep plugging along in the right direction. I'm on pain medicine that increases my appetite, extremely high pain level, being overweight adds to the pain. But what I've been doing right lately is having a positive attitude by being grateful to God for every little thing, calling out to him in my struggles, by doing this not giving place to depression. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression for many years and I've been starting to have a breakthrough. The positive affirmations daily on the spark America app help also. I track my food and activity daily even if i overeat. That's how i found out i ate more while taking the medicine. I have hope the medicine will get changed when i see the pain doctor Feb 5. For now i want to do the best i can exercising in ways i am capable even if it isn't much. I stay as active on sp a time permits. - 1/28/2014 11:48:58 PM
  • Perfect article for where I am at emotionally. I will make it through this emotionally stressful time. I refuse to give up, I have made it through other stressful times in my life and I can make it through this one too. - 1/17/2014 3:49:32 PM
  • I used to avoid "bad" emotions. i see them now as emotions. When I let them get the best of me, I am starting to notice it sooner and then I can do something about it.

    When I find myself falling into the tidy bowl of "I'm a ---", I find changing the phrase to "She's a ---" gives me enough space to step away from the thought and let the emotion pass by.

    Life isn't always sweetness and light and trying to "make" the ugly and darkness go away. We are light and dark. And seeing it just as data has helped me a lot.

    This is a tough topic. And a good reminder. - 10/23/2013 3:01:48 PM
  • I used to avoid "bad" emotions. i see them now as emotions. When I let them get the best of me, I am starting to notice it sooner and then I can do something about it.

    When I find myself falling into the tidy bowl of "I'm a ---", I find changing the phrase to "She's a ---" gives me enough space to step away from the thought and let the emotion pass by.

    Life isn't always sweetness and light and trying to "make" the ugly and darkness go away. We are light and dark. And seeing it just as data has helped me a lot.

    This is a tough topic. And a good reminder. - 10/23/2013 3:01:47 PM
  • Just what I needed today! Thank you!!! - 10/23/2013 12:29:10 PM
  • Great article. Will stay moving. - 10/8/2013 7:26:49 AM
  • Just what I needed - 8/2/2013 11:00:44 AM
  • Fantastic article. I am always trying to remind myself that if I pushed harder to be more postitive the bad stuff wouldn't seem so bad. Great reminder of that...:) - 4/9/2013 1:42:20 PM
  • MERRYMERRY6
    Perfect fit for the start of my day. Thanks for the encouragement! - 4/1/2013 4:18:46 AM
  • Oh wow, I have never heard the frog story before. It is a wonderful story. Not sure why but I smiled and got goosebumps. It just struck a cord with me. LOVE IT and plan to share it...... - 3/18/2013 3:45:36 AM

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