The pit. You know, that pit of feeling sorry for yourself.
I don't do change all that easily. Well, unless I initiate it ;)
2 Mondays ago I had surgery & went in knowing fully what I would and wouldn't be able to do afterward. 2 weeks of resting & healing. Walking is encouraged (happy girl!).
I realized during this time there were certain things I needed to focus on. There are other things happening in my life that I would just get way too focused on. Things that in the grand scheme of things really don't matter. Worrying about what others are thinking, etc. NOT MY JOB :)
I am busy healing, walking & resting. I am setting goals for myself & working on meeting them so I can check that one off & move to the next one.
One of the things that helped TREMENDOUSLY was a good friend invited me out to a preview of a movie coming out in May called Moms' Night Out. We had an INCREDIBLE time & laughed out butts off. I thought I was going to pop my stitches at one point. It was just that good. I'll post something about that soon too :) I was honest with her & explained how I was a little anxious about going out like that. Silly huh? Of course once there it was awesome & so worth it!!
One of the things I have found that is something I have to actively keep on top of is not feeling sorry for myself. Seeing all my friends posting pics or status' of what their workouts have been. Seeing someone running. I feel myself getting down when I see this. Then I realize that is ridiculous! I will be working out again in the next month or so. I will start out light I'm sure but I will be moving & lifting & loving it again soon enough.
There was a reason I needed a rest. I think we can all push ourselves to the point of needing a rest. Maybe we don't realize it & we get that push. That's what I had to get. I got the push telling me I have no choice.
It's cool. I have some awesome friends that have kept me going. Keeping me encouraged by their little notes & texts.
Well, thanks for reading my thoughts here. Hope everyone out there is doing well!!
How do you keep yourself focused when life throws you a curveball?
Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!
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