30th September 2018
There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
Last day of the month, 3 months left in 2018, I don’t even care how many days it is to Christmas as for me it will be a quiet break and no more, I’m not doing all the gift giving malarkey. I had me a good lie in this morning, 10 good hours with only a few wake ups by mom, felt good. So far this morning, here’s my done list;
1) Walked Alfie
2) Sorted mom and settled her with the papers
3) Had breakfast with my bestie
4) Done the washing up
This is my new thing, I’m going to start doing a ‘Done’ list rather than a ‘To Do’ list because that will make me feel better! I love the changes that are happening at WW, the rebranding is amazing and the tagline “Wellness that works”, the fact that they are embracing everything that is necessary to work on our health and wellbeing is just incredible and I’m all in. I am not in a place right now to focus on weight loss, I try every Monday, every morning, every week and every month and I just feel a bit deflated when I lose then gain the same few pounds each month. Instead for me, for now – not forever, whilst I’m surviving everything that is Alzheimer’s I am changing my goal to maintaining good health. I was going to say maintaining my weight then but no, I don’t want to focus as much on the scales as how I feel, I want to feel I have the energy to cope with my life, that is what’s important. I want to see that I am still getting things done! Hence my ‘Done’ list, it’ll be a reminder of when I’ve accomplished something, it’ll encourage me to keep going, a to-do list can be super stressful. My done list is a written pat on the back every time I feel overwhelmed by it all, I can say to myself yeah the floor needs hovering but look this week I’ve done 9 cooking demo’s in my meetings which will have encouraged my members to get in the kitchen. So the cooker needs cleaning, but look you’ve done the washing up and spent valuable time with mom watching movies and keeping her company.
Ultimately my goal in life is to be happy and right now focusing on surviving and coping will make me happier than losing a stone, what is your ‘right now’ goal?
Then once you’ve answered that questions, ask yourself ‘what is the one thing I can start or stop doing that would have the biggest impact on my life?
Pick the one thing that is most bothering you, then work on that.
Words are powerful but actions are critical, nothing will change in your life until you start doing something differently. The one thing I did differently this morning was I didn’t write my blog as soon as I got out of bed, nope I put my needs first and left it till later so I could still have breakfast with my bestie at 8am, it’s such a small thing but has made a massive difference to my day and probably to the week ahead.
Now I’m off to spend time with mom, the housework will wait, we have X Factor to shout at, she hates the Chair Challenge, it gets her very angry, which is why we’re watching it this morning and not last night when I was tired and wouldn’t have been so patient.
Enjoy the rest of your day, I’m going to.