I am still exploring how to prevent my January enthusiasm for my New Year's resolutions from waning. Last blog we focused on the unhelpful habit of wanting to give up or run away when things get tough or expectations of perfection or, so called success, are not met. Times when we or others have fallen short. or things are difficult. Two things I like to remember are...
'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'.
Regarding, doing what needs to be done and then letting go of the outcome is the old adage..
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink!
I have had a few more opportunities to practice this of late, including ..
Amazingly I often find when I am able to do my best to accept the situation, do my best to do what needs to be done and then let go of the result often things work out just as they should. Recently for me this has included...
I remember a time when I was protesting about not getting an OT job I was desperate to get and according to me, was perfect for! Instead I got a great job in rehab, which was much better suited to me. Letting go requires acceptance and some trust.
I am again reminded this week, that when I am feeling worried or down about things not working out how I'd hoped or resolving as quickly as I would like, gratitude is the perfect remedy to overcome my discontent and worry!
When I woke this morning full of worries I decided to stop the negativity and worry and instead get up and write a list of all the positives and things I am grateful for related to this situation. It worked a trick and I felt so much better, happier, optimistic and of course thankful.
We will continue to explore some more of the obstacles that may hinder establishing and maintaining resolutions or goals over the next few blogs.
Gratitude, Kind Regards and Best Wishes,