Sunday, July 9, 2017

What's on my radar

There might be a lot of things you want to do, a lot of change you want to make.  But sometimes you have to break it down to what you need to accomplish at the moment.

For me, that is regaining focus.  Starting with a morning routine of making a cup of tea, reviewing what’s on my radar, followed by some movement (stretching or a walk).  The important part of that routine, is the regular reminder of what’s on my radar for the day, week, and year. 

I’ll be keeping a little folder with those goals or tasks. And that's what I will review each morning.  But it's not going to be a lot of things - keeping it simple, and focused on what's important.   As I accomplish some, or other things come into the picture (like they always do) - I will change them.  But it will be a regular reminder of where my focus needs to be.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Being Open Through the Hard Times

If anyone tells you it’s easy, it's not.  After losing a substantial amount of weight, it's crept back up on me.  Well it didn't creep, I let it happen...not being as focused and making a lot of poor choices for an extended period.

Blogging publicly in that situation, isn’t ideal.  Or is it?!  That’s what I’ve been thinking week over week, month over month…and reminded of whenever Facebook’s alert comes through that people haven’t heard from me in a while.

I’ve decided, this might *actually* be the perfect time to share what’s happening and how I move through it.  Sometimes that’s the understanding and motivation that I have looked for…...when I scroll through Facebook at 9 pm after a hard day….or after I’ve eaten an entire pizza, and realized I've had no real vegetables for the week…..or after I get back from a walk, sweaty and feeling much more unfit than I was before.

A shift in your state of mind can come from anything.  You never know when it's going to happen or where it's going to come from.  But we’re not alone in the struggle to change course for the better.