Good things about today
- Did a pretty good job of being in the present and focusing on what is certain, rather than uncertain
- Make fried rice for the first time
- Planned a fun Easter activity for my kids
- Made some $$ with my job
Good things about today
Today, after explaining to my counsellor how I was struggling with worry, and my over-active mind, he reminded me that instead of focussing on the uncertainty, I need to focus on the things that are certain.
So that is the plan.
Very wise words.
I never thought I would enjoy going to a counsellor, or even look forward to it, but sometimes what you need is just to get your inside thoughts OUT and hear someone else’s perspective – and a little bit of tough love honesty never hurt either.
In the past I would never have opened up, because I liked to portray the idea that I had it all together. Now that that has been well and truly pulverised, I like that I can just be real, instead of trying to be perfect.
It has been two weeks since I made my goals, so I want to check how I did with these:
Goals for this fortnight:
In this chapter, Harris explores meditation.
Epstein was a proponent of meditation for taming the mind but Harris had no intention of doing that:
His therapist suggested he read book about the medical benefits of meditation. He found that it:
I have a natural tendency to worry. I am not sure if that is just human nature, but it is certainly in my nature. It is my go-to emotion, in times of uncertainty.
Because life is so uncertain at present, I have plenty I could worry about. But I also realise more and more that it doesn’t help.
I am doing my best to stay in the present, but it is a daily, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour challenge, to say the least!
Hopefully, the more and more I practice meditation and mindfulness, the easier it will be to snap out of worry and get back to the present. That is the plan at least!
So Chapter Five… (if anyone is actually reading this, bear in mind these are just my random thoughts/questions/ideas as I read this chapter)
My goals have been chugging along nicely but I realise I need a bit more structure to my food intake to ensure I eating the right portion size, and the right kinds of foods.
So I have decided to log all the food I eat into My Fitness Pal.
What I like about My Fitness Pal is:
Anyone got any other tips/advice to add? Leave a comment below.