Jigsaw Puzzles

Friday, July 23, 2010

I read this and thought it was interesting and worth sharing. So many of these thoughts can apply to our weight loss, fitness, and lifestyle change journey too.

** I don't know if this is copyrighted or not, the author is unknown, and I did not find it on the web so I can't post a link. I hope I am not violating SparkPeople rules by posting this. That is not my intention.


Here are some life lessons I've learned from jigsaw puzzles....

* Don't force a fit. If something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.

* When things aren't going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.

* Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.

* Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.

* When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later.

* Variety is the spice of life. It's the different colors and patterns that make the puzzle interesting.

* Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order.

* Don't be afraid to try different combinations. Some matches are surprising.

* Take time to celebrate your successes (even little ones).

* Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can't be rushed

* The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook.

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    How interesting and it really does apply to life.
    3537 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. This great for the puzzles of life, too.
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    3537 days ago
    Great post... I needed this with the ups and downs. I do need to step back and look at the whole picture. Especially, since nothing is turning out like I expected. First I thought I would never be in the 50's again. 2nd I thought I was wasting my time on SP but I was desperate, so I took the plunge. 3rd I thought I would drop a lb here a lb there, if any. Then when I thought the scales weren't gonna budge, boom 4lbs gone. I thought I was going to have a whole new wardrobe when I got to my goal weight. HA! They are too big. Now What?!? Just when I thought nothing could move further south HA! again...Don't get me wrong I am very happy and I am not complaining but sometimes I don't know whether to jump up and down or cry.

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    3542 days ago
    Great post - I, too, enjoy building Jigsaw Puzzles, as does my Dad and so did his Mother enjoy building Jigsaw Puzzles.
    3542 days ago
    I really like this! I love jigsaw puzzles, and this "fits" very nicely, in life as well and as with weight-loss, exercising, etc. For life, the Bible is my "picture" from my Creator!
    3543 days ago

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    I love Puzzles... " emoticon Job"....
    3543 days ago
    As a jigsaw puzzle lover I really enjoyed this. I do small puzzles on line as time allows. Thanks for sharing.
    3543 days ago
    like a puzzle you have to look at the pieces take the time to study the picture the go slowly ahead one piece at a time. first I started with the frame and joined curves. this tightened up the frame by toning and shaping my body. then I started the inside buy changing my eating habits. More veggie, fruit, with smaller potion of protein but carefully learning to eat well and changing the body mechanics I look and feel better still have a way to go but slow and easy will get me to my goal. SPARKS PEOPLE IS PART OF MY PUZZLE AND ALWAYS WILL BE. They help me eat balance meals and help me to balance my food intake. coach me guide me and most important support me not only when i succeed but also when I slip. I'm proud of how far I have come.
    3543 days ago
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