Tag: January doldrums

Time to ReFocus

frogIt’s now the end of January 2013 and we’re in the middle of winter here in the United States. The weather remains weird –60’s one day, minus -2 the next. Some snow, then rain, then ice. Makes for an interesting mix of weather, yet very unpredictable. Sorta like life. Which can make life (and the weather) a bit of challenge or make it more interesting.

This is the time of year, after you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions and lofty yearly goals that those resolutions and goals seem to fall apart. The scale isn’t showing as much progress on that diet you’re still on, although temptation got the best of you when that chocolate cake called your name last night at 2 a.m.

When the winter doldrums have you down and your resolutions and good intentions have been frayed, then it’s time to step back and refocus. Just be good to yourself and let yourself go to the point where you know you’ll get back to those resolutions and goals, but enough to relax and give yourself a break. After all, at least you had some good resolutions, goals and intentions to begin with.
Perhaps reframing those goals so the way to go. I long ago gave up trying to “lose weight”; now I simply say I’m trying to “get healthier.” Re-examine the goals and see which one you really want to do. You might try the old “eating a frog first thing in the morning”* motivational story – get the stuff you don’t want to do out of the way first. Makes the rest a lot easier to swallow.
Know you are not alone. Call a friend and do something together. Savor the small victories. Forget about the rest. Just have some fun.

Then when you’re ready to you can get re-enthusiastic about the year ahead. Re-think, re-start and re-energize.

Remember—Roman wasn’t built in a day.

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Emissary, Illuminator & Transmitter
www.IlluminatedEngagements.comIlluminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
bcahoon@illuminatedengagements.com
(847)246-3653
*When you eat frog first thing in the morning—the rest of the day has to get better. This motivational story is attributed to Mark Twain who is quoted saying: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”