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Apr 02 2014

I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT!

JUST FOLLOW YOUR FEELINGS

 I am living proof! I followed my feelings. And what did you get? Nothing! 

Things do not change; we change.

–Henry David Thoreau 

 

Some of you might have noticed that you haven’t received a blog update from me in months. That’s because my life got really busy and every time I thought of writing a blog post, I came up with a few excuses. The main reason was that I just didn’t feel like it and I didn’t do anything to motivate myself or to commit to it.

FEELING GUILTY

One of my co-workers occasionally mentioned that she really missed my blog posts. That did two things: made me feel guilty for letting my readers down, and motivated me to start writing again. Needless to say, my motivation only lasted until my ‘feelings’ took over!

I allowed my feelings to rule my life for awhile. I was busy – true. I was tired – true. I wasn’t motivated – true. I was not accomplishing a lot of things that I wanted to! I wasn’t living intentionally.

With the promise of spring and the desire to actually practise what I preach, I’m creating some new intentions.

I conduct two coaching groups a week, each consisting of about 12 women. I hold these women accountable as I teach them how to change their thinking in order to change their lives. It’s time I follow my own advice.

So here goes!Time for Change

I’m making some changes. The biggest one is to tell my ‘feelings’ that they’re not the boss. I AM! I’m going to control my thoughts – because they control my actions. I’m being vulnerable here – will you hold me accountable?

I’m committing to the following three things: 

  1. Regular exercise.
  2. Weekly parenting tips. (If you want to receive these, let me know and I’ll add you to my list)
  3. Regular blog posts: one or two a month.

If you happen to have the same problem of your feelings controlling your thoughts, instead of the other way around, you can join me in making some changes. Decide what your intentions are, tell someone and ask them to keep you accountable. Leave a comment to tell us what you’re doing and it might encourage others to do the same! Good luck!

 

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

–J. Pierpont Morgan

1 comment

  1. Viola

    Hi Betty,

    Thanks for sending out this blog post. I think many of us can relate to that feeling: ‘I don’t feel like it….”

    I actually blame it on the weather right now….oh, yes, you have a post about blaming :). The truth is most of us have such feelings getting out of it is the key. Thanks for sharing.

    V

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