The end of last week really fell apart. All of my “living purposefully”, small goals, small steps, talk went right out the window. I ended yesterday feeling miserable, depressed and like a total and complete failure.
Thankfully, for some reason, I woke up feeling much better this morning and am choosing to look at today as a reset day. I’m choosing to focus on the fact that I did walk my dog three times last week, which included these lovely views:
I managed three days with much, much less sugar. Three days is better than zero days! And I managed a few posts here on my blog.
When I actually type it out, last week doesn’t sound all that bad!
This morning I read this great post titled, “Mindset Changes Everything” by Dr. Andrea Dinardo: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/43836667/posts/1734422042. Dr. Dinardo points out that obstacles can be learning opportunities.
Right. Learning opportunities. What obstacles did I face? Why did my new mindset go awry? What do I need to look out for to make more progress this week? What went well that I can build on?
I don’t have all the answers yet. I do know that this is hard!! I also know that my mantra needs to be “I can” and “I will” instead of “I want to” or “I wish”.
I was going to end this post with the thought that I will make this week a “better” week than last. I think that’s another mindset I need to switch . . . away from the concept of “better”. Last week, I did the best I could. Thinking that I need to make this week “better” somehow implies to me that last week wasn’t good. But it was. I did a lot of things well. And, if I didn’t do everything perfectly, well, that’s o.k.
So how about this . . . I will continue to move forward this week.