It happens without me realizing it, I become a control freak. Does this happen you? It starts because I think I know how something should be done like I know how the laundry should be sorted. I know the best way but I want someone else to do the laundry and this is when I become a control freak. I see my helpful husband putting all kinds of items in the washing machine together and I flip out.
You know that thing that everyone keeps telling you to do? Maybe it’s take a class or meet with a support group or get a business coach. And you keep saying NO, you keep resisting.
Is it perhaps the thing you need the most?
For me, people kept telling me to journal. Even as far back as in nursing school, my teachers told me that a reflective journal would help me learn. I knew that I’d rather go to the pub and have a beer.
Journaling?! I’m not going to do that.
Getting sucked into other people’s energy is the name of the game today and it reminded me of a recent argument I had with my husband over the purchase of a new vacuum cleaner.
I pick vaccum cleaners for their style.
I found one that was pink, it looked easy to handle, decision made.
My husband, on the other hand, is an engineer and a lot more interested in the mechanics of a vacuum and how long it will last.
He is a problem solver, by nature.
I am more of a free spirit.
Who is right and who is wrong?
When someone pisses you off, you get all the feels. For me, my throat gets really tight and my words come out all wobbly. You may get red in the face, start to sweat, or grit your teeth.
When a stressful situation, or even a happy one triggers us, signs pop up in our body.
We see someone we love and we get butterflies.
We listen to fantastic music and we get goose bumps.
We get reprimanded at work and our heart starts racing.
This is us feeling our emotions, yes, we feel them physically!
She will take care of everybody else, but doesn’t let anyone take care of her.
She feels embarrassed asking a fellow school mom if her son needs tickets for the family night because she’s mad at herself that she forgot.
She told her boss she could take on that extra project, then went into the bathroom to cry, knowing she just added tons of stress to her week.
Sound like someone you know?
Sound like you?
I didn’t have a choice.
Yes, you did.
You always do.
Our choices aren’t always exciting or what we want, but they are always there.
For example, think about reading a post on social media in which you do not agree.
Your first instinct might be to comment right away. You have “no other choice” but to defend your opinion, right? You actually have a lot of choices, such as
I did it.
I saw the ad pop up on Facebook.
The timing was scary good.
I clicked on it.
I watched a webinar.
I did a 1:1 session.
I ended up buying a new program.
I wasn’t planning on doing that. I didn’t budget this investment three months ago. I didn’t even really know I needed it. But I realized, I’d been stuck on something for a long time, and THIS was the answer for which I’d been looking. The frustration finally took over and clicking on that BUY NOW button, felt a lot less scary and a lot more necessary.
I've been on vacation, up in the mountains, enjoying time with my family and it got me thinking about the good old fitness routine and how some people just seem to nail it. You know what I'm talking about - people on your newsfeed, posting a status or a photo or writing blogs or posting videos about fitness and you wonder how the hell they stay on track. They are running on the beach or walking on their lunch break and you find yourself doing two things that you absolutely should not do! And those two things are keeping you from rocking your own personal, fitness journey.