I am one of the most high strung people you will probably ever meet. Anything that I do, I do it the very best way that I know how. I don’t sit down until all of my responsibilities are checked off the list and even then, I will probably add a few more just to feel like I am not being lazy.
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, it is up to us how we choose to use them.
I definitely let this slip away from me, over the last 6 months for sure, but probably more like the last year or two.
Not working out like I should be, not playing with my children like I should be and not eating the way that I should be. I was just living life fast and hard and not taking enough time for all the stuff that really truly mattered.
Over the last few weeks, I have felt amazing again. Taking time to do fun little things with the kids, like taking walks, playing games and helping to pump tires and balls for them to hang outside. I have moving A LOT more, thank you to SHIPT. My part-time gig has me grocery shopping, which means I get so many steps in compared to my desk job. Without excuse I have been walking to take the kids to and from school.
Then last week, I started a “Let’s Get Healthy” 8 week challenge. I weighed in last Friday at 167.4 and today I was down to 164. A little focus on what I was eating, a lot of focus on how much water I am consuming and how much I am moving and I already weigh less than I have in all of 2018.
I have brought myself back to my quiet, reflective mornings. Reading a devotional and a couple of days a week, yoga. Well today in my devotional was this idea of losing the plot of my life. What helps you to recover?
My mindset…that is what helps me to recover. I do a reset and realize that when I can be calm, rest and relax (for any amount of time in my day) I am happier. When I look to the kids to guide me sometime, instead of my guiding them all the time…I am happier. Choosing to stay far away from negativity, encouraging positivity and wearing a smile daily…I am happier.
We get to choose. We get to choose how we look at our day, at our life and at our circumstances. Happy Friday!