My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love and Not Due To Fat-Shaming | Everyday Feminism

How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love and Not Due To Fat-Shaming — Everyday Feminism

Catching up on some things at the library.  I am getting closer to the ‘net at home; probably in the next couple of weeks.  Yay!  I got behind on my 31 Miles to Halloween challenge, but have been making the push this week to catch up my miles.  I should just squeak by.  Finished C25K w1d2 with J. yesterday, & we will finish the week up tomorrow.  Yay again!  The prize for October was to be spearmint teas & related goodies, based on my previous article about tea for PCOS.  I have it together, but decided to wait to until I can be more active here before posting it.

So, on to the meat here.  A couple of friends posted this on fb & I got it in the EF newsletter today, so I figured why not.  It’s a fairly brief article, as most of their stuff is, & does a good job of summing the issue up.

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How to Let Yourself Off the Hook | Everyday Feminism

Self-care is an important part of life.  You are important, & deserve to be taken care of.

(source: Calming Manatee)

How to Let Yourself Off the Hook — Everyday Feminism

There will come a point in time when you’re talking to a friend, or maybe at home in bed replaying the event that has you down, when the conversation with someone or yourself spirals out of control.

You dig yourself so deep in frustration and full out disgust with yourself that sooner or later, you’re listing off reasons to be disappointed in yourself in rapid succession.

But it doesn’t have to get to that point.

It’s at the moments when you start beating yourself up that you can choose to continue as you are until you’re even more exhausted and annoyed at yourself, oryou can simply look in the mirror and say, “So what?”

I needed this.  And the monkey.  My therapist & I were just talking about my inability to let things go yesterday.  I need to let go of my own perceived mistakes, as well as those of others.  I don’t know how that’s going to work, but I need to figure it out or I will never find any peace.