Positive Habits

Positive Habits

by Ralph Marston

Here’s your assignment for the day. Find a habit or long-held assumption that’s holding you back and replace it with a habit that empowers you.

Is there something you do just because it’s comfortable and familiar, that’s not beneficial, or is even harmful? Challenge yourself to think of a more positive replacement.

As you go through the activities of this day, ask yourself about each one. Is it adding richness to your life or is it wasting your precious time?

There is plenty of time available for you to do amazing things. With positive habits, you can train yourself to make the best use of each moment.

There’s no need to be judgmental or regretful about what you’ve been doing. Just pick one thing at a time that hasn’t been serving you, and insert a positive replacement.

Make the choice to program yourself for expanding success in everything you do. Give your life some fresh positive habits, and enjoy the great richness they bring.

Reblogged From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/motivate/170104.html


I’ve got dreams…

As I sat at my desk today writing a list of my expenses for next month I came to the realization that I will need to spend $30,000 more than I make for a month which lead me to start wondering what I’m living for. Well am i even living or am I merely existing as a way for JPS, NWC and My landlord to increase their profits…hmmm? I mean, seriously…My budget includes absolutely no entertainment and no room for even a very small indulgence in comfort food for the sadness that is sure to hit me at least once during next month.

It is during this reverie that I realized that despite all the struggles that I face and all the times I’ve said I’m going to give up and stop caring and blah blah blah I never actually give up! (shocking!)

Why though?… Well the only explanation I can come up with is that I still have a dream and because I haven’t lost the ability to dream I still have hope. Some wise unknown person once said that “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible,” (or something to that effect, I read it somewhere but I cant remember it exactly) and since my current situation often seems impossible I need all the hope I can get.

So yea, I hold on this hope…

The hope that I will learn enough in my current position at Main Event to make me qualified for a better job elsewhere if Main Event fails to give me an appropriate raise when the time comes for that to happen.

The hope that one month I will be able to make a student loan payment without holding on to the money for 4 days because I find it so hard to let it go, knowing fully well that I’m going to pay it anyway!

The hope that I will one day be able to buy that black stiletto (u know the one with the red on the bottom that you always see in the movies?) that will probably sit in my closet as I wont be able to wear it very often but I will have bought it because I want to.

The hope that one day my children will not have half the struggles I now have as I will have endured not just for me but for them as well.

The hope that I will never lose hope and that I will never lose sight of my dreams as according to Eleanor Roosevelt “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. The future belongs to me…

My blog title is even more appropriate now than ever as I continue to dream my whole life through…

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~ Douglas H. Everett

May my dreams one day become the reality I live… and until then may I never lose Hope.


Reality Check

You know that moment when you realize that everything that you believe is not true? …I had that moment today!
I went to the doctor to get a new prescription for the eczema that was threatening to ruin my face and got news I was not prepared to hear.
I weigh 10 pounds more than I did when I visited the doctor six months ago. 10 as in TEN 10! Oh jeez! *woosah* *woooooosaaaah*

Now this wouldn’t have been so bad had I not been under the impression that I had lost some weight… Where did I get that from I don’t know but my mind has played a dirty trick on me 😦 hmmm…

As if the TEN pounds hadn’t put a big enough hole in my heart (and self esteem/confidence) the doctor found it necessary to inform me that I had inched out of the “normal” BMI bracket. Normal BMI is 21-25 and based on my current height and weight my BMI is 25.5.

I’m overweight! *cringes*
Overwei… I can’t say it twice in one minute. I swear I’m freaking out.

I guess its safe to say this is the result of exercising two days n then forgetting about it after… This is the result of ‘making’ the most of the chinese when its an option for lunch at work… This is the result of me letting myself go while convincing myself that all is well…

When I look in the mirror now I can see the tires hanging over my pants waist (I swear they weren’t there this morning, at least they weren’t so Huge!)

I’ve accepted that I have a problem and I can’t keep living like this…
Today I decided that I need to lose 20 pounds and I’m going to do it (before my next check up).

So Mr Exercise and Madam portion control you are my new best friends.

Day 1… I weigh 153 lbs.


It’s Time

My internship at the Gleaner Company ends today. Its hard to believe its been four week already. Four weeks of highs and lows, good days and not so good days, days when I was absolutely in love with what I was doing and days when I was tempted to tell people about them parts. Overall though it has been a wonderful experience and I’m glad I took the opportunity to come here.

When I leave here this evening I’ll be proud to know that I did my very best and I can only hope my work was appreciated as much as I have appreciated all I’ve managed to learn. This was indeed a great time in my life and it has inspired me to move forward with confidence in my work.

Last Semester for me was stressful and busy. I hardly had time for myself but in the end it paid off. I got 3 A’s and a B+.I’m proud of what I have achieved and it was indeed a good semester for me.

The upcoming semester however is suppose to be a better chapter of my life. Lets see if we can make it for 5 A’s and Find even a little time for myself.

The challenge begins today. I’m missing the first day of school so I’ll have to do a little catching up which shouldn’t be too hard since nothing really usually happens on the first day. I’m not promising to totally stop procrastinating or to totally stop wasting time as that would be impossible to achieve. I am promising myself however that I will work harder and smarter. And come June when results are released I will be smiling, knowing that I’ve done what I set out to do.