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May the Fourth (Be With You) - May Day Blog Series - Day 4

Thursday, May 04, 2017

My son is a huge Star Wars fan, so May 4 is a noteworthy day in our house. So today, I am trying to summon "the Force" to put me on a good, upbeat path, because that has not been the case lately.

I had a fairly good day in my quest to make those baby changes towards healthy living yesterday. Though I didn't exercise for a few different reasons, being in pretty high pain being the most mentionable, I ate fairly well, though a little too much at dinner, and I met my other goals:

1. commit to eating my planned meals and snacks, and no more - CHECK, though I did have an extra helping of pasta at dinner...
2. do one seated workout of the several I have found on SP daily - no
3. set aside 15 minutes in the middle of every day, just after lunch, to pray/meditate - CHECK
4. report my daily progress in this May Day blog series - CHECK

So as I look at my list of goals, I can break them down to them taking care of my body (#'s 1 and 2), soul (#3) and mind (#4). Didn't set out to do that, but it is interesting that even without intending to I intuitively have tried to strike that mind, soul and body balance. This should all be making me feel good, and yet, I am restless and sad these days. I am trying to overcome it, to keep my perspective and recognize the many blessings I have in my life. It's funny to be able to genuinely acknowledge those blessings, and yet feel so helpless to take control of the things I can control, and let the things beyond my control go. I guess it boils down to total frustration at not being able to accept that there are things I cannot control, and that I have to stop trying, because that only leads to more frustration, and the circle can be endless.

No solutions are screaming out to me today. Unusual. I've always said that blog writing, for me, is an adventure. I never know where I'm going to end up from where I start. But usually it's with some kind of plan. No plan today. Maybe that's not a bad thing. So today I will just try to summon "the Force" to inspire me. We'll see if it works.
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    emoticon You will figure it out, but you are right...sometimes it is so frustrating when the solution just isn't there. Hang in there Tina!
    1303 days ago
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    You can do it
    1304 days ago
    Hope that you have a good day Tina. Sending hugs and prayers!
    1304 days ago
    I totally understand where you are coming from. I too have been going through a lot of things dragging me down. But like you said you just have to take those days, like you're having today, and reflect on all the good and yes, the bad, because this will allow you to appreciate all that you have. The off days are good days to seek mental cleansing. I for one, believe in the power of prayer, it helps guide me to where I need to go. Do what ever it takes for you to ease your mind, whether prayer or talking to people that will hear you out. Best wishes to you and I pray you have a great day!!
    1304 days ago
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