Even the best fall down sometimes. Get up and keep trying!

Even the best fall down sometimes. Get up and keep trying!

I feel so overwhelmed with everything I need to do. I feel like I probably shouldn't take the time to post this, but honestly I need to share it. I read an article today from Rachel Macy Stafford's blog Hands Free Mama about self care and it touched me to the core. I get stuck in thinking I can do everything and that I don't need to take care of myself because I'm trying to become a better person, serve others and accomplish all that is expected of me and all I expect of myself. This crazy thinking and behavior doesn't help me. It causes me to crash, feel guilty, shame myself and continue on with the negativity tornado that would suck the life from me if I allow it to continue. In … [Read more...]

I overdid it again – starting over

Lately I've been doing lots of yard work. For a week or two I was paying attention to how I was feeling and not overdoing it. About a week and a half ago I started focusing on what I wanted to get done rather than how I was feeling and I ended up over doing it. I use a FitBit One which is similar to a pedometer but it tracks lots more information like floors climbed, sleeping patterns, and I can log additional information like my daily food intake, weight and so forth. On an average day where I'm not working on the computer a lot my FitBit usually shows me taking around 3,600 steps. Two Monday's ago I don't remember what I was doing, but at the end of the day my FitBit showed I … [Read more...]

Adjusting to Life Changes

It's been a very long time since I've posted. Sometimes life seems to get in the way of our best intentions. I find it's hard not to judge myself for these "inadequacies". I've learned that placing these types of labels on myself doesn't help me. When I begin saying these things to myself I have to keep redirecting this internal voice. I've found that each time I practice good self talk it gets easier and becomes more natural. In the last two years much has changed in my life. Even previous to my last post I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was in denial and kept seeking other answers. After receiving this diagnosis from more than one doctor I began to realize it was probably real. I … [Read more...]

Release Perfectionism to Restore Your Peace

I've had so many ideas lately that I wanted to blog about, but I kept getting caught up in my own perfectionism. I thought, "Oh, that's a great idea! I'll have to remember it. I don't have time to write about it now because I don’t have the time to perfect it." I can't tell you how many ideas I let bounce around in my head because of that confining perfectionism. I realized that allowing myself to be human and release those definitive thoughts is something not only I need to do, but may help many others as well. So I decided to just jump right in and start blogging about liberating ourselves from perfectionism and even if I run out of time I'm going to publish this as it is. It's amazing … [Read more...]