Saturday, August 13, 2011

On Worrying

Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you've survived,
But what torments of grief you've endured,
From evils which never arrived."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I absolutely love this. It's a great reminder to me that I need only deal with what is right in front of me. Worrying about things that may never happen does nothing to make my life better and, in fact, only increases my stress and anxiety levels.

Focus on the here and now. Concentrate on those things that I can impact and affect. And then get on with the business of living.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Working my way back...

Felt really off balance all last week. Skipped workouts, ate somewhat healthy but not great, and let the stress of the week affect my sleep. 

But these things happen, you know? What matters is how I respond to this sort of stumble. And I'm choosing to rally back strong. I've been eating great this week, I'm back at the gym, and I'm hitting my stride again. 

Speed bumps are not roadblocks. Stumbles are not falls. And setbacks are not failures.