I am feeling a slight paradigm shift
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I am spending a lot of my quiet meditation time thinking about how I can make a shift in how I live my life. It isn't that my life is bad at all, it is just that I want it to be the best life I am capable of experiencing.
So I have thought about the things that I have done in the past that have been successful. Everything that works for me are things that become a total lifestyle change. Things like, walking to work, mindful snacking on healthy foods, positive self talk, journaling, and not over thinking or over exercising...... I guess moderation has always been the best way for me to live my life.
I have always admired people who push the envelop and set huge goals for themselves and achieved them. And what I realize for me is that when I set my goals too high I tend to give up when the going gets tough. So I think for me... and I am saying I think that what is good for me... is to break down the huge final goal into much smaller goals. OK, now I know this is probably a no brainer for most people. Yes, I hear it said everyday. But what is happening inside my brain is a slight paradigm shift. Suddenly I am able to really understand the importance of experiencing the small steps or small goals which will lead me to reaching the bigger overall goal. And perhaps I will never get to an end goal, but my life changes will be healthier and will feel more achievable and permanent.