If you have been keeping up with the blog you know I am trying to get my life in order. I am back on the wagon
, working out, eating well and overall just trying to take my life back. I liken it to working on your house. You know how you paint a room only to discover that the baseboards need a fresh coat and that leads to the door that looks like it has been scuffed up by a bunch of teenage basketball players? How does that even happen?
I, too, feel like I have been scuffed up and every time one thing starts to improve, I decide I don’t like how its going and I need to make a change or the progress I have made in one area makes the next thing glaringly obvious that it NEEDS WORK.
When I find myself in this predicament in my home, I take stock of what needs improving and make a priority list. It’s the same with our lives. My immediate priority was my health and taking charge of it by exercising and getting healthy. We all know it’s a SLOW process, but if we keep at it we will reap the benefits. I’m not going to lie, many days I have to talk myself into my workout. In fact, this week I talked myself out of it right up until Thursday. I found myself justifying and making excuses and I was ready to phone the whole week in and then Wednesday night I had a heart to heart with myself. Thursday morning I got up with a renewed spirit and worked out, ran a mile and walked my dogs 3 miles. It felt good and what felt better was that I actually didn’t let myself take a pass on doing the work.
We have all been there. We have certain goals and yet somewhere along the way we forget we have to do the work to actually see progress. Isn’t it funny how something that is the utmost importance to us one day can fall to the bottom of our priority list the next if we aren’t careful of what we tell ourselves? When you start hearing that little voice tell you something can wait or it’s not that important, you need to stop listening to that little voice!
Now that I have made it through the first hurdle that threatened to derail me I am onto some of the next things on my priority list. Over the next few weeks you might be hearing about some of these because reading and writing are on that list. No arithmetic so don’t worry.
You might be wondering why I even have those things on my list. Well, for me, when things get turned upside down I often become consumed with what is happening. I can’t think about anything else, much less read or write. It’s like I can’t fit anything else in my head except what I am dealing with. That might not seem like a big deal to you, but talking to other people, reading, writing, coaching; it’s what I do. Writing one blog a week has been hard. I often feel like the words escape me. Putting myself back into the world of words and people helps me to tell stories, write blogs; create.
And speaking of creativity, I also bought some paint. My wagon needs a fresh coat of paint!
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G