One step at a time. A simple quote to live by, but this week it’s meaning is literal.
We ran the NY marathon on Sunday and the process of walking down steps are a constant reminder of every hill on the course. OUCH!
There is a lot of time to think while running a marathon…26.2 miles to be exact. The main thoughts move through this is exciting, wow this is hard, who’s stupid idea was this, and if I don’t die before the end I will never do this again.
In between all those thoughts it is a time of reflection and contemplation. This race I ran (sorry couldn’t resist) through the next 8 weeks of the holiday season and if the mileage didn’t increase my heart rate, my to-do list did!
Are you kidding me? Calendars and schedules dictate our week and ultimately influence our emotional well-being or feelings of success. We haven’t even taken down the Halloween decorations and the feeling of beginning the New Year behind is front and center.
Not. This. Year.
Just as I had a choice in committing to run a marathon, we have a choice how the holiday season and New Year will begin. Don’t get me wrong, there are obligations and appointments that cannot be missed, but the rest of the time is ours to decide how it will be spent or how we approach each day.
Your Season, Your Way:
Leave behind the stress of the season and make this the one where you are in control. Commit to what are your priorities and take it one step at a time.
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