Since thanksgiving I have noticed I have started to increase my sweet and spicy intake. Both of these things are my guilty pleasure. However, because I am diabetic I am supposed to avoid at least the sweets… the spicy gets to me sometimes as well.
When I am depressed I do enjoy eating, when I am bored all I want to do is eat. I am a big foodie. Yes, I take pictures of my food at every meal. Even when I am at work – this drives my boss crazy! I write a lot of reviews on Facebook, Google, and Yelp for any restaurant I try. My favorite thing is to make the food I see on Pinterest My personal pinterest has way more followers, but I am trying to build a new one for this blog so the process is slow.
Food, cooking, & cleaning is what I turn to when I want to procrastinate. I don’t know about everyone else but when I put things off it is a moment of peace and then the stress and dread of not doing something slowly eats away at me until I am isolating myself from the people I was supposed to do something for. For example, I went into a joint venture to own an online company. The person I did this with trusts me a lot! I was building them a website when I got hit with a torrent of depression where I procrastinated to the point where I stopped taking this persons calls and even ignored my facebook so I couldn’t be contacted. It got to the point where instead of being frustrated the person got worried for me wanting to know if I had passed away or gotten into some horrible accident. In the end I had to be honest and let them know my life was “too busy” to continue with our agreement. Although this was not a complete lie I felt horrible the whole time I was ignoring this person. The truth is it only takes me 1-3 days max to build a person a new website from scratch.
When I finally let go of that responsibility so much relief came over me, I stopped isolating myself and got back to doing everything I needed to get done. It’s funny how those little things we let hold us back can create such a suffocating atmosphere. If we are just honest about what we want to do and have the power to say no when we need to, all of those little things seem trivial and we can stay on track.
So you have those moments of remorse, regret, stress, and strife. Don’t let it control you, just say no. I learned this 7 years ago. The power of NO! it’s is ok to say no, it will not end someone’s world. Instead it will give you a fresh breath of life knowing you didn’t bite off more than you can chew. I used to say yes to everything and everyone. I am good at anything I attempt, but in the end that caused more harm than good. So know it is time to re-embrace the NO. Not just with others but with myself.
I want to be healthy so I need to start telling myself No. No to the sweets, no to the procrastination.
Life is so peaceful when I am able to say yes to my desires and no to the things that stress me out. High sugar is one of the things that stresses me out so today I will say yes to the salad and no to the sweets. (it’s the little things that add up)
- Travel the world more
- Eat all the street food in Asia
- Create a good blog
- Hike more mountains
- Conquer my fears
- Make more friends
- Work from home
- Be healthy – Go to the gym
- Create a YouTube channel
- Write more music
- Feed the homeless
- Volunteer more
- Be a good wife
- Spend more time with my family
- Enjoy tea time with friends
- So much more!
What is your desire? What do you need to say NO to? What do you need to say Yes to?
Be You! Crave Life!