Wow, it’s been a while since I sat down and decided to do a blog and just post it without all the frills. Life has me busy but I’m definitely working on carving out the time to do more of what makes me happy, like blogging.
Any who, I’m here to talk about this seriously hard to break habit I have; following through. For a person that knows the importance of closure and completion, I have a serious problem finishing things in my life. Even things as small as a meal, I always leave some back even if it’s a bite-size.
Most recently I finally followed through on my decision to buy myself a new phone, first time! With the phone came some great features to help with maintaining a good health, now this leads to one of my biggest difficulties to date…following through on my health and fitness plans. I always start to drink more water, exercise more then in about a week I totally forget and decide I’m tired of trying. There are times when I think to myself that this has to do with fear, I want to see the great outcome but I fear I may not be able to achieve it or it won’t help me. For example, I have a slight hydration problem and it’s obvious that drinking more water will help but for some reason I can’t follow through. Why you ask? Because I fear there may be more to this problem than water, and if I drink more water and nothing changes I will need to further explore the problem.
I started reading ‘The Road Less Travelled’ and Peck speaks quite frequently about the negative effects that come about when we ignore our problems hoping they will go away. I knew before but I really know now that this is my issue. Now I have to figure out what to do.
First I have committed to exercising at least 30 minutes per day, even if it’s just a jog or walk. I will try to drink at least 4 glasses of water each day and work my way up.
Sometimes we find it difficult to face our problems because we may not have the support we want, which is what’s happening to me. The truth is, we have all the strength, drive and support we need resting inside us! So if you’re like me, you have to first accept where you are, figure out where you want to be and how you’re going to get there. You have to push yourself to start and keep pushing yourself as you go along.
We can do many great things, we have the strength and power to do it. We just have to believe it. I’m working on believing. Will you?
– Daley Chronicles