It's almost mid-March and it's still snowing. I've lived in Montana long enough to understand that even though this is not something I enjoy, it's not totally unusual. Just because I don't want it to be this way, I know it is a possibility. So here's my question of the moment: Is it up to me to adjust my expectations to life or should I try and alter life to fit my goals?
I mean, I can't control the weather patterns or dictate snowfall levels so it seems in this case It's my own fault if I'm annoyed. And there are plenty of things that happen in life that frustrate me because I can only react to them so I need to adjust my mindset and account for the fact that I could be disappointed. Life is what happens when you make plans, right?
But there are also things that are within my control that can lead me to reasonable expectations. Sometimes I have to make the time and be proactive in my actions but, ultimately, it's my choice. I can choose to have my workout or eat properly...or not. I can't make it stop snowing but I can physically get up earlier to accomplish something. It's absolutely within my power to meet my challenges and stay in touch with my accountability partners. And this takes effort... I get that.
I love writing these posts because I am right beside you. I go through the the same things you do and your challenges are my challenges. I'm a wife, a mom, a daughter, and only have the right to talk to you about these things because I go through them, too. So, be encouraged and take some time to consider what you're asking yourself to do. Are you goals realistic considering the other responsibilities you have? Are you frustrated because you get behind and then feel guilty? DON'T!
Just take some time to examine your life and make sure you are not overwhelming yourself with unrealistic goals. I would love to talk to you and help you set expectations if you are struggling with this. Just drop me a line!
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.