Motivational Monday: Practice Personal Patience

 

Patience (noun): The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. See also self-restraint, perseverance, and persistence.

I’m not a patient person. In fact, if I think about my life, it’s all just been a series of me failing at exercising patience. When I was younger, I took gymnastics, tennis, and piano. My parents spent a ridiculous amount of money to help me pursue these extracurricular activities, but I just didn’t have the “sticktoitiveness,” as my mom calls it. I also spent eighth-grade through, well, now struggling with my weight. From Weight Watchers to veganism to hiring a personal trainer (or two), I’ve tried diet after diet to permanently shed the weight, but failed for a number of reasons: I’m lazy and food is awesome are two obvious excuses; however, when I really look deeper, when I sit down and truly consider what my weight loss and extracurricular failures have in common it’s patience, or the lack thereof.

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Motivational Monday: Don’t Miss It

Happy Monday, friends! I can’t believe it’s November already–again, where did the time go? It almost feels like I ask this same question for every “new month” post, but seriously, I just can’t wrap my head around these passing days. As I’m writing this, it’s nearly 5:00pm, and it’s pitch black outside. Granted, much of this is because we set our clocks back yesterday, but still, staring outside my window depicts oh so clearly the going and coming of the day. You open your eyes, wipe the sleepiness away, and start the day only to blink again and see that it has all flown by right before your very eyes, almost instantaneously. I don’t mean to dwell, but I just can’t shake how surreal this is…how fleeting this all is.

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