Thursday, August 25, 2016
I still like to schedule and reschedule and reschedule what I plan to do each day of every week and what time to get up, exercise, etc. It is my shot in the arm. It is what gives me motivation and direction. Whenever I get in a slump, I know it is time to reschedule. The change in my schedule is exhilarating. I know what you're saying. "Wow, get a life, Nerd!"
I try hard not to get too OCD about it. Yes, there were times when I tried to have my schedule down to the minute. It wasn't pretty. Now I try to just have a list of things I do each day of the week but I do try to be flexible. Try being the key word. The beauty of a schedule is that I can let go of say the stress of like looking at my car and seeing that it needs to be washed. I can relax because I know I have it "scheduled."
Back to school time is my biggest re-scheduling event. I'm in heaven.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Thursday, August 4, 2016
I love the positive thoughts and encouragement that comes to me. I have noticed that those thoughts come when I am with inspiring people and in inspiring settings--while hiking alone in the mountains, reading an motivating book, having an uplifting conversation about ideas with family and friends, focusing on what I am grateful for, and in sacred religious settings.
I have discouraging thoughts when I complain, gossip, or am exposed to behavior that doesn't match my personal values.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
When I let them figure out their own happiness and just try and love them, help when asked or when divinely inspired, and be a good example by focusing on what brings me joy; that I start to rise above and discover my own passion and direction. It is giving myself permission to enjoy life in spite of someone's misery. My joining in and worrying about their unhappiness only adds an extra burden on them and obviously doesn't work for me.
It really keeps going back to working on the only person I have control over. Well some control. Let's admit that I have a hard time controlling myself. Sugar has great power.
Monday, August 1, 2016
II have a new program to watch that inspires me. The people who compete have had to train hard and they demonstrate so much passion and tenacity that stirs within me a desire to work and try harder. I enjoy watching people who make me want to be better. I realize that the levels of physical fitness they demonstrate are way beyond what I desire (or, let's be brutally honest, even remotely capable of), but it is in that extrememism that I find inspiration to just step it up a bit.
One other thing I enjoy is the audience and the other competitors who cheer them on. We all need cheerleaders who want us to succeed (I just want them dressed a little more modestly than the Dallas cheerleaders 😳). When one person is lifted to greater heights, it lifts us all.
Posted by Tanya at 9:03 AM