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Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

It's the start of a new year. The air is full of potential.

The last half of 2016 really dragged me through the sewer. I never would have thought my life would turn out the way it has. There were some big positives that came out of it, but it still left my psyche fractured. I wasn't interested in doing anything. And I mean anything. I really let myself go. No dieting, no exercising, no plucking, waxing or shaving. I just didn't care anymore.

Even now, I'm still on the mend. But this morning my husband told me something that he had heard from a talk show host. "Look good. Feel good. Do good." At first I thought, 'this is just some lame line from a rich, thin, beautiful celebrity.' One of those times that a girl tries to justify her two hour morning routine. I figured I'd give it a shot. Then I looked up the quote. I know it's probably wrong that my opinion changed, but for me, where the words come from is as important as the message. The line actually came from UFC champion Georges. Call me a b****; I'm more willing to take advice from a prize winning fighter than a pretty princess. Maybe it's because I'm a fighter?

Life has and continues to try to beat me down. I have survived things that would crush the soul of many other people. This doesn't mean it hasn't left me a destroyed mess. Mentally, I'm a train wreck. I can't seem to keep myself out of the depression whirlpool. I have to break the cycle. I have to pull myself out of this. I have done it before and I'm sure I will have to again. I just can't keep feeling so bad about myself.

So, after a bit of self-pity, a bit of self-criticism, and a lot of doubt, I decided to jump in with both feet. It's sink or swim time and this time I'm going to swim. I'm going to focus on "Look good". I've created a whole new set of goals and I will achieve them this year.
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  • SALAM4545
    This is a great first step in pulling yourself out of melancholy. I understand what you mean...the last few years have been like feeling my spirit wade through a sewer, tripping a few times and having to slog through sludge to get out. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and depression as a result of my former marriage, and 2016 was a horrific year.

    But I have noticed that I really do a lot more good when I quit thinking about how crummy I feel, and when I do good, I feel good, and ultimately will hear that day that I look good!

    I think I'm going to write that quote on my bathroom mirror so I will be reminded every morning. emoticon
    1468 days ago
    I totally agree with this post.
    1473 days ago
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