changing my perspective

Sunday, November 17, 2013

So today I had kind of a breakthrough. I know for some of you it may have already sunk in but this has taken me a long time to figure out. Hey, I just am happy that I did figure it out. PROGRESS is the name of the game here. So here is my observation. I am very good at teaching kids who had difficulty reading to read. It is one of my talents. When I was teaching it was so fulfilling when a child who struggled finally broke the code and was successful. It just opened my heart right up. I was a facilitator; just there to give them the tools. We were partners and worked together to become successful. I never gave up and if something didn't work, I would try something else. Of all the children I ever taught,(I've taught for over 20 years) I only couldn't reach one. That is a good success rate. So I was thinking today about partnerships and it occurred to me that I really have not been a good partner to my body. I have been angry at it for all kinds of things. So I have made a bargain with it; a partnership. Instead of an antagonistic relationship I am choosing to have a more positive one. So I am never going to give up on being healthy. I am going to listen to my body more and work with it instead of battling it all the time. I know some days are going to be better than others but I am going to listen and not try to force it into compliance because that doesn't work. I am listening right now when it tells me it is time for bed. So off I go. Wind and thunderstorms are approaching so I may not get some sleep for a while but I love a good storm. emoticon
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    Good thoughts.... remember motivation may not be the issue if you are "fighting your body". Self talk is a skill too! Practice positive self talk to power up the commitment to make better choices. Read a great book on creating positive habits and this was one of the ideas that really stood out to me. Its helped me, hope it does you too! emoticon
    1646 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing!!
    1646 days ago
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