So if you remember (Waayyy back in January), one of my themes for 2010 was consistency. Well for the record, I have crashed and burned spectacularly! For the past 2 months my biggest claim to fame in the consistency department is that I. Have. Been. Consistently. Inconsistent!
Why have I been consistently inconsistent? After having several conversations with the “inner voices”, my conclusion is that I gave other things in my life priority. Period.end.of.story. While it’s a bit painful to admit (well actually, a lot!), it’s also an opportunity to pick myself up, jump back on my little red wagon, and start steering in the right direction.
While I’m in “blog confessional” as it were :, and balancing a “no excuses” approach and a “negative self talk” approach, I will go so far as to say that I have been hiding a bit since being diagnosed with a chronic condition (fibromyalgia). That being said and cutting myself some slack, it’s now time to “put on the big girl panties” and start doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
I’ve had a lot of internal mindset struggles since this diagnosis because I believe, with all my heart, that the mind is the most powerful (and underutilized!) tool we have. I fought with myself for several months over acceptance and the idea that my body is “betraying” me; and as a result, have not felt in alignment. Which. Totally. Sucks.
The point is that we ALL have these internal struggles that we must deal with from time to time. Life is not fair, but it is wonderful and amazing. When you start exercising your resilience muscles, you know that you can always hop back on your wagon and start steering in a new direction.
How do you deal with the pitfalls in life? I’d love to hear your strategies and coping skills!