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Day 2 ... again

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Yesterday was Day 2. I posted that in my feed because it felt significant. Later, I went to the list of podcasts that I subscribe to and on my list was one from Brene Brown titled, "Day 2." Serendipitous? Perhaps. It felt almost like a message from my Higher Power. I haven't had one of those in quite a while.

Brene's podcast was all about "the middle" - when it gets boring because the shine of new beginnings has worn off, the end is no where in sight, and the hard work that is upon you is all you can see. It's a spiritual, emotional place that can be daunting. It can be exhausting. It can feel like an uphill climb. She wasn't talking about diets or even about goals in general, But the principles seemed applicable to many situations, including this one.

The takeaway was that it can bring relief just to acknowledge that the middle can be rather sucky. Knowing we are not alone in this spot is also helpful.

To say Today is all we really have may sound trite, but it doesn't make it less true. One Day at a Time (ODAT) is a slogan from the wisdom of the 12 Steps.

To me Day 2 is important because it means Day 1 is behind me and I survived. It means I'm not quitting. It means I'm still here.

Maybe every day is actually Day 2.
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    It's recommended to set and celebrate little goals for exactly that reason! There's LOTS of research that shows people will work harder when we're "nearly there". So I set weight goals for every 2 months or so!
    50 days ago
    Congratulations on Day 1 and have a great Day 2! And yeah, the middle can be pretty sucky. LOL
    51 days ago
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