So The Universe came knocking at my door this weekend and I decided to answer.
Um…yeah. My attitude last week was less than positive. This I know. And while it’s okay to feel like crap now and again (we all do!) I realize that I was wallowing in it a little more than I should be. I was focusing on the negative, on all the reasons I have to be stressed out and to feel bad, rather than concentrating on all of the good things I’ve got going on.
It’s so easy to slip back into that way of thinking.
And so today is a new day. A new week, even. I have lots of things on my plate. Some things are not within my control. Like landing a job. I can continue to work at finding one, but whether or not I actually get it is something I can’t do a whole lot about. And so, I will work on the aspects of the job hunt that are within my control. I will keep plugging away with my applications. I will keep a positive attitude. I will work at this like it’s a second job – until something comes along. I’ve got mad skillz people – I know that eventually something will come along.
And the more I think about it, the more I realize that there are things that are within my control, and that I need to work on them.
I need to get back to running again. I got off track with vacation last month and didn’t seem to get back there again. It will definitely help with my stress levels. Plus, I always just feel better when I know that I’m treating my body well. This weekend my body has been experiencing a lot of aches and pains and I think it’s a not-so-subtle message that I need to to get back to exercising regularly.
I also need to get back on track with healthy again. Again, this happened over vacation (last month!!) and I haven’t gotten back on track with it. Today is as good a time as any.
Yoga. ‘Nuff said.
I started de-cluttering around my apartment this weekend. This feels good. I know that when my house is out of order, my mind and my spirit feel out of order as well. This is also something well within my control to change. I cleaned out my front entrance closet over the weekend and already it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I like this feeling. I will make sure it continues.
The biggest thing that is in my control right now is my own attitude. This I know more than anything will help me weather the next little while full of stress and uncertainty. It requires work on my part to ensure that I don’t fall into that dark pit of hopelessness, and today, I’m feeling up for the challenge. After all, what other choice do I have?
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