I fell in love with my life again

About the same time as the financial crisis, my personal life was going down the toilet as well.  I felt like I was being punched from all sides.  I was exhausted, overwhelmed, unhappy, frustrated and down right miserable.

I had so many fires burning, I did not know which one to put out first.  It dawned on me, that many of the challenges I was facing were outside my control.  But, there were a few things I could do to improve how I was feeling.

I started investing in myself. investing in myself

First, I went to the people I loved and that gave me emotional support.  I told them that I had things I had to do that required a positive mental outlook.  I could not be around anyone that was negative!  This did not mean if someone had an issue that I did not want to hear it and encourage them to work toward a solution.  But negativity – the for the sake of negativity – is not something I could be around.  What I had to do required positivity.

Then, I listened to the advice I was given.  I began taking some quiet time for myself; by myself.  This gave me time to regenerate and refresh.  I used this time to do something that was restful and relaxing.  By doing this weekly, I began to attach the challenges with a renewed vigor and confidence.  Little by little my energy stores were being increased.

Finally, I started exercising weekly.  Let me be clear- I HATE exercising! But what I realized in the process of doing something I hate, I became more self disciplined. My stress level was much more manageable and I looked better.  (Always a plus.)

It’s been a process for the last 4 years.  I can’t say I haven’t fallen off the wagon occasionally, but I always get back on.  I know that the results are worth it.

Creating a buzz……¯`•.¸¸.ஐ

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