Wow, is life ever stressful eh?
The tasks in life sound easy and doable; love yourself, have a career, have a family, be healthy and you will be satisfied and happy. The reality is so much more complicated! For some reason you hate yourself, your unemployed, overweight, and everything that could help you get out of this state of being seems too complicated or out of reach.
I sat down today and wrote down a list of everything that I wanted to change and I found I was quite sad at how long it was! I still have more weight I want to lose, I have financial goals that seem years away, I have career goals that I keep convincing myself I can do and then turning around and convincing myself I can’t do, I have never been in a relationship and can’t see myself even starting on that! Am I hyperventilating? Your hyperventilating! We’re all hyperventilating!
I know what you’re wondering, ‘geez, how did she get herself out of that horrible feeling?’ and the answer is, I didn’t. Not immediately at least. I sat with my feeling of despair, disappointment, anger, frustration, every synonym for these words you name it, I felt it. I held the feeling for as long as I could and I breathed through it. I took a deep long breath several times for several minutes and finally said, yes out loud, ‘I am not happy or satisfied with where I am. But I am grateful with what I have now.’
You guessed it, I then proceeded to write down a list of everything that is going for me right now, and it made me feel a whole lot better! I have a family who loves me, supports me, believes in me, and encourages me! I have a roof over my head and food in my belly! I have goals and aspirations and the tenacity to achieve them! I have made achievements in my life, financially, emotionally, physically, and in my career!
So now that I feel better about myself and where I am, did I stop there? No! I then took action, I wrote down what I wanted to do and thought about how I was going to put the plan in place, then you know what I did? I actually sent out emails and asked questions and submitted paper work to actually get the damn ball rolling.
The thing is, it is all fine and dandy writing down everything that you have done well and have accomplished to make yourself feel better. The next step is just as important however and must be taken. You must make a plan and then take action towards that plan. Not happy with how much you weight? Make a plan of action and carry it through. Yes, research low carb food, make a list of recipes to try, and write down weight loss goals. THEN go to the cupboard and throw away all the high carb foods that do not fit into your plan. What is that called again? Oh…ACTION!
On the quest to lose 50 pounds in a year. Can she do it? Only time will tell....with the help of this blog.