It’s Tuesday, so let’s talk about a little •transformation•, shall we?!
In a bit of a testament to how far I’ve come mentally/handling frustrations, when my BOD disconnected this morning and wouldn’t reconnect, while I was barely 1/3 of the way through my workout, instead of getting pissy and frustrated like I normally would, I simply decided since Sara was doing the same workout and we were on a Live Zoom, she could be my trainer and I’d just follow what she did!
Stayed calm and made it work 🙌🏼
Troubleshooting technology at 4am is not my idea of a good time, but I also didn’t want to miss my workout!
It was much better to just workaround it than to spend time and energy being frustrated and fiddling around.
I wouldn’t always have such a “shit happens” reaction (because you don’t eff with a girls workout/stress relief!), so it was nice to see how far I’ve come, and I’m proud of myself!
If you must look back, do so only to see how. far. you. have. come. 💕
This time of year is challenging, unless you are some sort of superhuman being. Traffic, shopping, tons of food and treats tempting you, time with relatives who may or may not leave you exhausted, in addition to everything else in life, and trying to balance it all without feeling like burying your head in the sand or pulling your hair out.
I’m not saying this will be EASY…. but…. I do think it will be worthwhile.
Take 10 minutes today to do nothing. Just sit (or lay, or even stand), and just exist. Clear your head of your worries, and talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you can handle the next 6 weeks. You will make it through this. Ask for the strength, and then truly believe that YOU are in control of the holidays – don’t let them control you!
Holidays come every year. This is nothing you haven’t handled before. You can do this. Take some time to center yourself, to make a gameplan of what you need to do/not do to make it through the holidays, and stay in control — you’ve got this!
Oh boy… this one speaks to me, very clearly. You see, I know how smart I am, and I know that in a calm state of mind, I can handle anything thrown at me. But often, in the throes of emotions, I forget this. And I react. I react based on emotions.
And it always seems worse than it is. Because it’s not actually as bad as it seems. But this is detrimental to anyone’s health, much less someone with Diabetes. It takes a lot of self control, but I am getting better with this.
Reacting out of emotion is a recipe for disaster. So, no matter the situation, never let those emotions overpower your intelligence!