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7/23/18 11:06 P

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Enjoyed reading your post, NOMORESTALLING. Thanks. I find my journal helping me keep on track and I can work with changes a month at a time to try them out and decide how to adjust.

I agree with #1. Small steps work best for me. I find myself overwhelmed and failing if I try to do too much at once.

#2 makes such sense; never thought of that before. And, if incorporating into a present schedule or practice, then doesn't seem such a big change.

#3 Yes, can see how flexibility can help. I've read on SP that goals should be permanent and paths flexible.

#4 Several of my devotional readings in the past couple of weeks have been about the good that came out of trials the writers suffered. Another good prompt for journaling.

#5 Yes, true. I'll admit thought that I'm not very patient.

#6 You are so right! Being prepared for chaos or the messiness of change is one way of handling it and NOT being bothered by it.

#7 I'm a big believer in journaling--about anything for any reason. In Thin for Life, a book I'm reading for another team, I'm inspired to expand my journal to keep track of my journey.

#8 Yes, plan on time to adjust. That's why I always say I'm on a journey--looking for a lifestyle that works for me. Somethings I keep and somethings I change. Exercise, nutrition, goals, time to achieve those goals---all these need to be considered and reconsidered, reevaluated: working or not working.

#9 Nuff said: Remember that regardless of how great the change, all the new that it brings will eventually weave itself into the right places in your life.

#10 Do what works for you.


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7/23/18 9:06 A

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I find with myself I have to make radical changes, completely setting myself up for success. If I don't small changes for me are easily sidetracked.
So, I now have my cupboards and fridge all set up and a morning routine in place to ensure that I get my exercise in before I leave for work, my smoothie made to take with me, my lunch premade and supper thought out and preplanned.

This morning, my first day back I was up at 4:45, had all the animals taken care of, my exercises are done, my smoothie ready to go in my blender, Walt's clean clothes folded and put away, and coffee on si that when I check in to Sparkpeople I can be sipping it. It's my only cup of coffee for the day with my bone broth and collagen.
The weather looks favourable for walking as well.
So my day is off to a set up for a successful day.


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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7/22/18 3:32 P

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Change doesn't have to be hard, here are 10 steps to help make it easier.

1. Begin by making small changes or break up large-scale changes into more manageable increments. This can make you feel better about handling the changes you are about to make while making you more comfortable with change in general.

2. Mentally link changes to established daily rituals. This can make changes like taking on a new habit, starting a new job, or adapting to a new home happen much more smoothly. For example, if you want to begin meditating at home, try weaving it into your morning routine.

3. Going with the flow can help you accept change instead of resisting it. If you stay flexible, you will be able to ride out change without too much turbulence.

4. When a change feels most stressful, relief can often be found in finding the good that it brings. An illness, a financial loss, or a broken relationship can seem like the end of the world, yet they also can be blessings in disguise.

5. Remember that all change involves a degree of learning. If you find change particularly stressful, try to keep in mind that after this period of transformation has passed, you will be a wiser person for it.

6. Remember that upheaval and confusion are often natural parts of change. While we can anticipate certain elements that a change might bring, it is impossible to know everything that will happen in advance. Be prepared for unexpected surprises, and the winds of change won't easily knock you over.

7. Don't feel like you have to cope with changing circumstances or the stress of making a change on your own. Talk about what's going on for you with a friend or write about it in a journal. Sharing your feelings can give you a sense of relief while helping you find the strength to carry on.

8. Give yourself time to accept any changes that you face. And as change happens, recognize that you may need time to adjust to your new situation. Allow yourself a period of time to reconcile your feelings. This can make big changes feel less extreme.

9. No matter how large or difficult a change is, you will eventually adapt to these new circumstances. Remember that regardless of how great the change, all the new that it brings will eventually weave itself into the right places in your life.

10. If you're trying to change a pattern of behaviour or navigate your way through a life change, don't assume that it has to be easy. Wanting to cry or being moody during a period of change is natural. Then again, don't assume that making a change needs to be hard. Sometimes, changes are meant to be that easy.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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