Monday, November 17, 2014
Willpower is that thing we use to help us when we are tempted to do something that may not be good for us. We all have it and all use it we can be enthusiastic when we start a new project and our willpower is at an all time high. The problem is keeping that willpower going, no one can hold onto that level of enthusiasm we have when we start something new. We can however focus on what we really want.
On one of the teams I am on we have a section on Self Reflection and we have been asked to think about what we want to do for next month.
The question I have asked myself is what do I REALLY want?
I want to be healthier, fitter and slimmer I have wanted this for a long time yet it still eludes me. Why? don't I want it enough? No that is not the reason, part of the reason is that is all I think about. My life revolves around exercise, food and health, I get bogged down with it and think eat and breath it.
So maybe I need to think about what I am missing in my life and what I REALLY want.
We have been asked to consider these questions:
1. If anything were possible, what would you most like to welcome in to your life?
Spirituality and Connecting with Nature.
What might this require of you?
Re-organising my time
2. Is there anything in your life that you are ready to let go of?
Senseless computer games that take up my time. I need to be able to relax but that can be reading, listening to music and being creative like colouring, knitting or making something.
What direction would you move in, and what would be possible, if you did?
I would be able to get back to what I had this would help me in all areas of my life as my focus would be broader.
3. When you're feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or self-critical, where do you put your attention? What do you give your energy to?
My attention is centred around what has stressed me out and I tend to blame myself. This is destructive as I end up depressed and unable to do what I need to. I tend to comfort eat and that does not help in the long term. My energy is turned inwards and I end up in a Catch 22 situation.
4. When you feel hopeful, inspired, and connected, where do you put your attention?
My attention is centred around my home, family and friends.
What do you give your energy to?
My energy is given to others and to myself as I can see what I want and able to work towards it.
As you look forward in your life, what do you want to give your attention and energy to?
I want to give my energy and attention to my home, family and friends and to others as well.
By doing something I want and have neglected I will be able to see how to do other things. By re-connecting with my spiritual side again all the other things will eventually fall into place.
This may sound a little selfish but by doing this I will be able to care for myself as it will mean I am eating better and caring for my body mind and soul.
By doing that I will be able to care for my home, family, friends and give time to others as well.
This is not a quick fix it will take time and effort but if I REALLY want it I WILL do it.
Connecting with nature and shifting my focus, things like exercise and diet will naturally fall into place as they are part of my spiritual path.