Often our laziness is a result of the thoughts we have about the work that we think we need to do or want to do. In the process we come up with invalid reasons for not doing it. We call it “rest” ahead of time because we predetermine the difficulty that awaits us while we are really creating a greater amount of stress from our procrastination. This in turn makes us work harder to complete projects on a designated timeline.
But what if we didn’t have to create that sense of stress to accomplish things? What if we just determined that we could finish the task and then rest?
But my impossible goal is impossible more so because it requires me to show up for myself consistently, for a year…..in a loving and compassionate way. Not berating myself to do it just to say I achieved it.
The goal isn’t about “the goal” so much as it is about the person I become in the process.
Our brains are tricky things, and what seems helpful and motivational may be doing just the opposite. That’s okay! We just need to become aware of it and redirect it. We can do that with the thoughts we choose.
We were not meant to only go through this life, in this world, being acted upon and reacting to various situations. We were made to be beings that act for themselves. We were created to be creators. We can create the life we want but it will take work. And as much as the blood, sweat and tears method works for a moderately sustainable time, will power will give out because it is a finite resource.
It’s November 29, 2021. Here in the United States most of us celebrated Thanksgiving last week. I love Thanksgiving for many reasons, but mostly because of the simplicity it can be. Decorations for this particular holiday can be elaborate or simple, or none at all. The food can be elaborate or simple. There are noContinue reading “Gratitude and a Negativity Diet”
So…. now that we know what feelings and emotions are, and what causes them, how do we “fix” them? Here is the secret!!! Emotions are not problems to solve and therefore, they are nothing that needs to be fixed! Recently I had the chance to go to Disneyland and California Adventure…twice in about 5 weeks.Continue reading “Emotions Are Not Problems to Solve – Part 2”
Warning: This might be a little longer read, but it’s more for me than it is for anyone else. 🙂 CIRCUMSTANCES lead to THOUGHTS which create our FEELINGS which drives our ACTIONS which creates our RESULTS which is evidence supporting our thought It’s all well and good to know these things, but what does itContinue reading “When Life Happens :)”