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just sayin’ … You’re Great, right NOW !!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020



If you don’t subscribe to the Spark’s … Weekly Spark … you might have missed several articles that really got my attention this morning.

Editor in Chief wrote:

Before the madness of ''try this diet'' or ''you need this workout'' really hits its stride, can I just say that you're great. Right now, in this moment and without changing a single thing, YOU are great.

Why does my brain scream … Nooooooooo !!!

I’m not in great … shape. I’m a GREAT person … I’m not in great HEALTH.

Hmmm … and there’s the difference. I am a GREAT person. With GREAT capabilities.

But I am laser focused on my health … let’s be honest … my WEIGHT. And separating the two … ME being great and my Weight not … is the distinction.

Whew !!!

So, what to do about my Weight???

OneKidsMom … commented on yesterday’s blog where I shared … As a retired project manager … I should be more than DONE with this self-improvement project.

“I think you and I have that "project" mentality in common, but self-nurturing isn't a one-time project, it's a process! As in, it never ends. No being "done" … we have to have the mindset that this is just how we LIVE.”

And … then I found this … addressing self-care:

www.sparkpeople.
com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?ID=2647


At its root, self-care is about dealing with the depletion of our emotional energy reserves.

Rest and nourishing foods have their place in self-care. Ask yourself … Does this serve me today?

This can help you be honest with yourself about whether the activity you're engaging with is helping replenish your energy or just avoid your problems—an important distinction.

Recharge versus avoidance is a big difference. If we use self-care as a way to avoid self, we're in trouble.

This is real life and real life comes with problems. While self-care can help give you more energy to deal with them, it's not a cure-all.

… anything that's not working can become an unconscious drain on our emotional well-being.

And there ya have it folks … diet and exercise is part of the equation to health. Self-care and living with things that are not working … well, in my case … address the root of the “real” problem.

Coz I’M great already!!!

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Change your mind ... and the rest WILL follow.
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  • FUNLOVEN
    I get the Spark Weekly email also. Always find helpful info in it.

    I always thought that refilling my emotional energy reserves had to do with activities that made me feel calm, happy, joyful, relaxed, nurtured; anything that brings me joy and helps me to feel refreshed so that I can keep pushing forward. I will have to give that article a read.

    BTW, I think you are already great too! ! !

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    62 days ago
  • C-SMILE
    I agree Brooklyn_Born!

    Watermellen is spot on!
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    66 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Uh, what Watermellen said. I can't improve on that.
    66 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    Correct.
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    67 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    There you go! emoticon
    68 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Thanks for sharing those articles. Know I've read them before, but . . . clearly needed to re-read them and get re-focused on loving me!

    HUGS
    68 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    That's such a great article about what "self care" REALLY is -- as opposed to expensive "spa" days (not happening for most of us at the moment!!)

    I've never done so much cleaning and decluttering in my life as in 2020: and yup, I've come to feel it's an element of self-care.

    We want to restore and reconnect to our true essence. Our true energy and life force. Our souls supported by our bodies. Which ARE great already, absolutely!!

    So yes: health is a very good thing. But body loathing, body shame . . . uh, no.
    68 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Thank you so much for sharing this SP article...honestly I rarely read them any more as so many are outdated...some from the early 2000’s...and I have read almost any that interested me.
    That self-care article was interesting and thought-worthy.
    You know I focus on self-care a lot and feel pretty good most days, despite my failing to reach my weight loss goals.
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    68 days ago
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