Sunday, May 5, 2013

Breathing and Rebooting






I don't know about you, but I am currently having a lot of trouble staying motivated to finish things. I'm over two years into my WiP and I'm frustrated by how long it's taking me to complete it. At this point I feel like I'm fighting for every single sentence. I'm also dragging on the health and fitness front, and my general life at home. I'm feeling tired, lazy, and would much prefer to sit on my couch and clean out my DVR than move forward with any of the goals I set for myself back in January. 

I told myself that I wouldn't give up on things this year. So I'm giving myself a kick in the butt and reminding my lazy bones that life is supposed to be hard, because that's what makes it worth it. I'm not giving up if that's what you're thinking. I'm reassessing, restructuring, and persevering.

Any advice or encouragement is always welcome. Here's to continued progress.
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2 comments:

  1. encouragement: You can do it! Even though I've never met you, I know you can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to believe in yourself (:

    advice: two of my favorite quotes are "inch by inch, life's a cinch; yard by yard it's rather hard." Also, "fall down seven times, get up eight."

    For me a big part of being able to meet long-term goals more effectively was starting to see setbacks as a normal part of the process. I don't have to do everything perfectly, I am going to slack at times--the most important thing is that I start back up again. It's not an "all or nothing" thing. Just because I mess up, doesn't mean I can't keep going.

    Also, breaking things down in to small(sometimes really small) steps.

    Like if I don't want to get off the couch to go upstairs and floss before I go to bed. I will literally start by moving one of my feet closer to the edge of the couch. then putting my foot on the floor. then moving my other foot to the edge. etc., etc. Eventually you get to the "over the hump" point where you are doing that thing you didn't want to do.

    I truly believe our minds are our most powerful weapons. The lies that we tell ourselves hold us back. The truths that we know deep down move us forward. It's that easy, and that hard.

    Long comment, but I hope it was helpful.

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  2. YOU CAN DOOOO IT!!! Think of Anne Lamott's bird by bird. Take it one step at a time, one word at a time, and you'll get there. :)

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