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"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little."

Saturday, July 13, 2013

(Quote from Sydney Smith--one of many that I keep around my office)
I have a tendency to get caught up in all-or-nothing thinking.
"How's that working for you?"
It ain't. Time to re-assess!
I can't go to my 60- or 90 minute yoga class five days a week...but I CAN do 15 or 30 minutes at home in the YOGA ROOM in my house!
I can't spend 5 hours at the state library today...but I CAN spend 2 hours there!
I can't get the entire house spotless this weekend...but I CAN do laundry and clean the bathrooms!
And those three half-measures will represent true progress, unlike sitting around berating myself because I used to do more yoga and keep a cleaner house.
I think I'm going to get some of my office quotes printed up beautifully and framed for the house. They are just as applicable at home!
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    That all or nothing mentality really trips me up sometimes, too. It's an ongoing practice to catch it, interrupt it, and set up better self-talk. emoticon
    1769 days ago
    Great advice...
    1774 days ago
    Beautifully said! You are absolutely right-its better to do something than nothing.
    1776 days ago
    I'm the same way. I seem to have an all or nothing attitude as well but I'm working on it. Some is better than none. I figure if I do a little all the time, as opposed to none, eventually, the little will add up to a lot. It will create a snowball effect. Stay encouraged. Have a blessed weekend! emoticon
    1776 days ago
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