Thursday, 15 March 2018

March Challenge - Update 2 - Reframing Failure

There is no nice way to put it, last week I was a big grumpy mess. I felt miserable. I had no patience for anything. I felt yucky. My guess is a combination of stress (which has been fairly under control for me these days but work is insane) and likely fighting one of the virus' that are plaguing everyone I know (knock on wood, I have not been that sick) just caught up with me. Everything seemed like too much. I added to my overwhelm by starting to be hard on myself for not getting my full outdoor time for 4 days. I came really close 2 of them, but the other 2 were not even close. 

As I started to beat myself up about it all, I remembered something a Blogger and Podcaster I follow, Cait Flanders said. She talked about how she met people who were on Shopping Bans (something Cait has done, you can read all about it at https://caitflanders.com) and they will have a slip up one day, and then just abandon the whole plan and maybe even binge shop to make up for it. Instead of celebrating the fact that they didn't shop for say 20 days, they get mad because of one purchase and throw the baby out with the bath water. 

So I got up Monday, feeling only slightly better (today I feel much more myself as I write this on Wednesday evening) and started again. So far, this week, I have hit my outdoor time. I am celebrating the fact that overall I have increased my outdoor time, even if it isn't every day.

To another day week of trying to be out more!


3 comments:

  1. A quote I like to use in these types of situations... “don’t let perfect get in the way of good”
    Also think about what you would say to a friend in the same boat... would you berate them for failing or cheer them on for the great attempt?
    Be kind to yourself!!

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  2. K10 in your area I think out of doors time needs to be on hiatus until there is melting snow on the ground and the temps are above 32 F
    Hugs HiC

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  3. If at first you don't succeed - then f*** it . . .

    Fleur

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