Reflections of week 3/14/16 – 3/20/16
• a cog in the machine
• how to become a trainer
• breaking good habits
• unexpected meetings
• health habit ideas
Do you ever feel like just a cog in a machine? Produce, produce, produce. Just get it done. I think it’s easy to slip into routine or even unconscious habits. Usually it’s all fine and good, maybe even nice to know what expectations are. But sometimes you hit this wall and it results in frustration, exhaustion, burn out. The decision becomes how and what can you change? Can you find ways to mentally stimulate yourself? Do you need to make a change? Fortunately or unfortunately action is the answer.
A role I would like to have at some point is a seminar/class/course trainer. Have you ever been to a Skillpath seminar? Something like that, but in an area teaching something about personal development. There are course facilitators at places like the Omega Institute, people like Molly Mahar and Jess Lively teaching online courses, and even those people have assistants helping them like the camp counselors at Stratejoy Summer Camp. How can I become one of those? The problem might be I don’t feel like I have anything to teach. I also don’t know how to teach. Maybe that’s where I start?
I was thinking this morning more about how to use the power of habit around the arena of physical health. I have zero motivation in this area. My thoughts are to incorporate 1 hour a week of physical activity. I know one day is probably useless in making a difference but I need baby steps. Anything more and I’m not sure I could stick with it. Maybe I’ll commit to a yoga class or try spinning or TRX. Or perhaps one day a week I will switch up my MM and do a half hour of PiYo in the morning with Affirmations, Visualization and Meditation, and move reading and writing before bed. That could be a slippery slope if I don’t make time before bed.
On the eating side I feel like overall my diet is reasonably healthy, but I admit I am addicted to sugar. I think it will take baby steps here as well. I am not ready to make a decision but just the awareness of how much sugar I eat and where I can make swaps and better choices is a start I can handle.
“My power doesn’t lie in my resume or connections. My power doesn’t lie in what I’ve done or even in what I’m doing. My power lies in my clarity about why I’m on the earth. My desire to serve God will create the means for me to do so.” – Marianne Williamson, A Year of Miracles
• People can surprise you. A lot. If nothing else, always be aware that there is a lesson there to be learned. Can’t say I always figure out what it is. It’s ok to say yes to life and where it takes you.
• I watched The True Cost. I’m going to have a crisis about buying clothes now. Do you buy fair trade clothing? Send me any sites you recommend!
• Sometimes a nap in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday is just what you need.
• If you text someone randomly, chances are you might have nightmares involving said person and realize you might not have forgiven/let go of the past as much as you thought you had.
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