Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 89- At my best

My thoughts from 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle

2012 is here and it is time to be at my best. It is time for you to be at your best. What does that mean? It means really taking a good look at yourself and remembering all the good things that made you feel and look your best. For me it is looking back at a time when I was dreamer, confident, strong, creative and totally capable of feeling like I can handle anything head on. I would say to myself- "Bring it on! I can do this thing!"
I am still the same person when I felt at my best. I never lost that person, but with time and stress I tend to forget who I am and I did not realize that when I became a wife and then, a  mother that I had to redefine who I was, but my characteristics to my surprise never changed.
So our job is to build a list of words, phrases that describe what you are really like when you are at your best.  Here is my "at my best, this is what I am like" list:
  • Happy, friendly, energetic and smiley
  • Enjoys a good story, a good laugh and interesting experiences
  • Determined, focused, hard-working, strives for excellence
  • Life long learner, enjoys new perspectives and ideas
  • Productive, creative, thoughtful, deep thinker
  • Compassionate, patient, good listener and enjoys helping others
  • Enjoy friends, easily has rapport with others
  • Enjoys hugs, cuddles often from children and spouse
  • Physically strong, fit swimmer, walker and hiker
  • Meditates and prays daily
Spangle reminds us "that all of these beautiful words remain true even on days when you don't feel like them." So use your list to remind yourself of who you are at your best! You can bet that I will be looking at this blog post more than once this year to remind myself of that!
Looking forward to reading your list about you "at your best"

Working from the inside-out,


Jessica said...

I loved the list of all the things you are "at your best"!

Mer and Mo said...

@Jessica- Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your list "at your best", but I bet I would love your list too!