Keep working the problem...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Learning to roll with ups and downs is such a challenge.
Over the last decade I have spent a lot of energy and effort challenging myself to really learn how to navigate the ebb and flow of life. It has been an epic journey coming to terms with the way I experience the world. Traditionally, emotion has ruled at the expense of rational thinking. I still experience things emotionally, but I have learned to identify that and redirect my thoughts to avoid the loops of irrationality that can hold me hostage if I let them.
It is only by doing this work that I created a space in my life to succeed at addressing my health and wellness. I DO KNOW that I will succeed (that I AM succeeding). I am confident that I will learn what I need to in order to achieve my goals, and continue to employ those strategies for the rest of my life. I must, however, remember that this is not a strictly LINEAR journey - few things in life are. I must continue to recognize and remember that progress is not always reflected by a number or a measurement. I must remember that fluctuation is normal, and that experiencing it is not failure...it is all part of the journey.
If I keep working the problem, I will find my way. It is only when I stop that successful resolution is impossible.