Friday, August 19, 2016

The notebook to help train my mind.

I tried the bullet journal system a bit ago, and while I found something I thought worked for me, it wasn't really the bullet journal style. I purchased a daytimer style calender and kept things there. Then as I began defining my life and being intentional with things I decided to come up with a "Life Journal." I had decided it was a unique thing, but it would help me keep ideas I had worked out. Then I decided to keep some monthly items there, but gratitude, goals, and habits, not daily schedules.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Being intentional with my life.

Is anyone else a planner? Well, that's just a silly question. We're probably all planners to some degree, no matter how small, but I find myself in the throws of planning right now. Workouts. Days. Classes. Life. It's all under scrutiny and possible upheaval. I was given two days which were basically off days, or that's how they felt, and so I am spending time trying to be intentional with my life. But it didn't simply start today.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

That comfort zone, though.

In the past year I pushed hard to get a few goals. I ended up breaking through a few comfort zones at the same time. It was hard, it was uncomfortable, and it was needed. This morning I realized that it is very easy to wrap yourself back into those comfort zones. So easy, that you don't necessarily notice you are doing it until you have to break out again.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sprinting like the hare.

When I was at Ferguson Junior High in Ohio for 8th and 9th grade I was in track. I was a sprinter. Not the fastest out there, but I couldn't go long distances. Anything over 100 yards was impossible. Fast forward to the past few years when I pushed hard to increase my endurance, and completed my first marathon last year. It was a struggle. I saw a facebook status I shared a few years ago (thank you memories) that said, "I just ran 2 minutes without stopping! After wanting to cry after 30 seconds I consider this an achievement." I still do! But the problem I have realized is that I still try to sprint to the finish line in my every day life.