It just occurred to me that I can work out at home. Lately I’ve been working longer hours and haven’t been able to make it to the gym and sometimes I’m simply too tired. I can do things at home equivalent to what I do at the gym [walking on the spot, lunges, push ups…]. On the days I can’t make it to the gym, this is what I’m going to do. Yay!
- work out for 1/2 hour at home
- have a fun, fantastic night filled with yummy food
One of my coworkers often gets into arguements, stresses out over minor things, and is overall negative. Or so she seems to me. I realized this morning that what I dislike in her is what I dislike in myself. When I honestly look at her, she usually has a smile dancing on her face.
- see the good in her
- accept what’s in me
There’s something about facing up to our fears, that feeling of unease, making us want to run away, wanting to suddenly distract ourselves with anything and everything, that’s life-changing. As long as I keep running away from it, the fear will follow like a shadow that easily keeps pace with me no matter how fast I go.
When I face up to it, walk through the heart of it, I’m set free. Suddenly, it vanishes as if it never existed. And I’m freed of one more obstacle that I was chaining myself to.
- list all the things that scare me, make me feel bad
- go to the gym
- keep moving through
The things I want in my life feel as if they are all happening. Right now. I’m thrilled by this. It’s wonderful to feel this way!
- find my voice to talk to M.
- stay feeling this way
There is no outside, only my perspective on things. It’s the way I interpret what’s happening that makes them real. Otherwise there is no outside, only within.
- expect the best out of my life
I read this saying on the side of a truck one morning. That was all it said, “What we dwell on grows”. No logo, no advertisement. I always felt like it was the cosmos speaking to me. At the time, I was having a hard time focusing on the good in my life. I’m different now – I’m ready to dwell exclusively on what I want, and plant the seeds of my happier tomorrows. I water these seeds by constantly dwelling on them.
- have fun this Friday
- plan out my weekend
The moment I move through one challenge, another one quickly takes it’s place. It’s like a jar of marbles – you take one out and they immediately rearrange themselves to fill in the newly opened space. This is good, but sometimes I’d like to take a rest between challenges.
Though when I take an aerial view of my life, I see the tremendous changes I’m making. I’m proud of the numerous challenges I’ve thrown down.
- stay with the big picture and be proud of my diligent work
I’m agitated this morning. No particular reason. Maybe this is a good thing – whenever I make major changes in my life, there’s always a period of unease before the change becomes permanent.
- move through my agitation
- find joy
I do everything fast. It comes from living in a bustling city. In Toronto everything is done quickly. Lately, I have the urge to slow down; not simply my life but my thoughts and feelings, too. I want it all to veer off the highway and take the scenic route. This will be my focus today.
- focus on the small moments and delight in them
I have the feeling that much of what I do, say, wear…is in search of approval. This wasn’t a part of my childhood. I didn’t get it from anyone. Ultimately, I have to approve of myself and that’s what counts most.
- focus on what I want