2017- The Year of Discipline and Balance
Monday, January 02, 2017
Hello- I am an addict.
I am addicted to food, to filling my mind and body with things that make me feel good, whether or not they are good for me. I have tried "moderation" in eating but it hasn't worked for me. Like a true addict- I was pulled back to my unhealthy addictions and often feel for them harder than when I tried to moderate them.
So I realized that I have to remove things from my life to get rid of the addiction.
So I will be cutting things out of my life that draw my attention and focus from what I know is most important- my relationship with God and my family.
I am cutting Netflix, Facebook, Sugar and processed foods from my life. Not just for a little while- but for as long as it takes me to conquer these addictions. Maybe for life!
Every year I have a word or phrase that is my focus for the year. This past year I could never find a word to focus my year and really my year was a year of unfocus. I feel like I struggled most of last year and that I am basically starting where I started at the beginning of last year.
So New Year- New Focus. I know that New Years Resolutions often don't stand but I am not making resolutions. I am making plans for changing my life!!!
This last year I often lost motivation and asked people about how to keep motivation. I realized that you really can't always be motivated- you have to be DISCIPLINED.
When you don't want to- you still do it.
When you don't want to eat right- you stay disciplined and make a healthy choice!
When you don't want to exercise- you stay disciplined and move!
This has been my missing piece this last year or more. I waited until I was motivated and then did something- but that didn't last long. More often then not I did nothing
So this year I will be DISCIPLINED!