Words of Wisdom:
-Martha Beck, quoting a song lyric I haven’t been able to find.
“Breathe in, breathe out. No fear, no doubt.”
This is a great little mantra for all sorts of life changes: starting a new career, moving to a new home, beginning or ending a relationship, etc. It may even be helpful for those of us changing our lives through healthier eating and exercise, especially during these sugar-laden, time-crunched holidays. Maybe.
I’ve read lots (and lots) of blog posts recently that held an undercurrent of dread or fear surrounding the holidays. I still struggle with a teensy bit of that myself, and I think that what lurks behind it, for me, anyway, is a fear that I’ll get off the health(ier) bus and lose my lifetime boarding pass.
Nonsense, of course, and I know that. Well, 99.63% of the time I know it. In those other times, when I catch myself feeling the niggle of holiday food anxiety threatening, I’m going to take a few breaths and remind myself that these holidays are precious time with friends and family and are meant to be enjoyed, not feared, and if I do step off the bus (or even if I step in front of it), I have no doubt whatsoever than I can get back on and continue my adventures.
Here’s what else I know: You can do it, too! I’m certain of it! (And I’m not just saying that to be all rah-rah either. I truly believe it. With all my heart.) The question is do YOU believe it?
Related WoW: Create, Anticipate
On a side note, look what I woke up to this morning:
I love snow! Even when it’s only a scant 1/4-inch!
Hope you’re having an awesome weekend! Remember to breathe!