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Changing My Life: First Steps

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I was thinking this morning as I drove to work: I’m so sick of the way things are in my life. If I want to change my life, I need to change the way I think, I need to change the way I live. My life won’t change without my participation. I need to take steps to change it for the better.

It’s easy for me to become overwhelmed and depressed. I don’t know why that is. Anyway, it would help if I would just stop thinking that I can change everything all at once. Maybe a simple solution to help me change the negatives in my life, at least for now, would be to use the techniques that were successful for me (or at least somewhat successful) in the past. I know I read a couple of books several years ago that were helpful, so I’ll need to dig those out of their hiding places. Also, I used affirmations a lot and that seemed to help with my depression. I know I’ve got those in an old journal somewhere. Find it!

Currently, I’m doing more yoga in my exercise program and that’s a good thing, too. Like affirmations, it helps to keep me focused and keep my thoughts from heading toward those ‘insane,’ self-defeating, all or nothing kinds of thoughts that always get me into trouble with my eating. And, as far as my weight loss and fitness goals are concerned, being consistent with a healthy, sensible diet is my most troublesome obstacle. Anything I can do to get my diet under control would be very helpful!

So, I hope my morning commute thoughts keep coming. Maybe I’ll get something accomplished this time around with my goal-seeking efforts.
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  • SUNSET09
    One day and one step at a time. I, too believe that what works are those basics in the beginning, when we are so motivated and commited. We are about as happy as they make up our minds to be. It alls starts and ends with me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1827 days ago
    It is amazing how we all know the things to do to put ourselves back on track, hopefully we know ourselves well enough that it will stick

    Just getting back to SP and going through other folks blogs, commiserating, working at earning those spark points help guide me into reading the right bits and pieces - articles that motivate. It already has helped me back into the disciplines the work for me

    I wish you all the best on your path to healthy living

    1828 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/18/2013 12:57:44 PM
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