Sunday Blog - Obstacles!!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
You don't even have to look for Obstacles - they just find you!!
Time, food challenges, injury, guests, parties, long working hours, stress (oh, I could write a book on stress) - can you think of anything else?
Time is a common problem and if you look back and think about my "Be an Early Riser" blog - that helps solve this problem. Get up an hour earlier so that you can have some quiet alone time to "get it done" and feel great all day from your hard work!!
Food challenges, along with parties and guests - think about what the food situation will be before you go or encounter. For some eating a salad prior to going really helps curb some of the appetite. Or sample it all, just make sure it is a "sample".
Long working hours - maybe pack some easy finger food, and a good middle of the time line meal for yourself. You have all the control when you prepare your own food and take it with you.
Injury - hard one - no one likes to be sidelined by something beyond their control. My best advise - LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. When I first had my knee scoped 2 years ago, I was bound and determined to "get back in the game" and I pushed. Pushed way too hard. Ended up hurting myself, making it worse and making the recovery time much longer. Once I had the TKR, I listened to the doctors and even better than that, I listened to my body. Believe me, if you listen - it is talking. If it hurts, back off, if it is swollen, ice it, start with baby steps and work up from there!!
Stress - well, to be honest, I am still working on this one. When I am stressed I tend to turn to food. So I have started working on alternatives and not sure I have yet found the answer. I try taking a break and either walk or read for a bit. I plan snacks and take my lunch. I just have trouble staying away from the work candy dish and portion control at night. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Obstacles will always come up. Expect them. Have a basic plan in mind. Think about what the situation is that you are about to encounter.
And most of all - just because you may not have handled the issue the best - it is not the end of the world. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again!!
I love this quote and it just fits...
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." ~ Mary Pickford