February 7, 2017 change perception
Remember the adage, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?” There are some things in my life that just take a long time to sink in so that I can change my behavior. Without getting in to specifics, I finally had one of those Aha! moments about something I have been struggling with for a long time. I realized that I am making myself miserable doing this thing, expecting a different outcome that never happens. So I am going to quit doing it and stop making myself crazy.
It’s only been a week since I came to this realization and it’s been said that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a good one or a bad one, but I am hoping that this change is a good one for me. I do feel lighter in my body, like a weight being lifted off my back and my head feels like it is more clear. As if a giant cobweb full of dead flies has been cleared out of my brain with a Swiffer duster.
|photo by valerie d. - Elephant Head|
On a completely different subject, took myself out for a hike Sunday morning. Only 3 miles because I haven’t been hiking much lately and thought it better to start with low mileage. I’m glad I stuck to my plan because my thighs are reminding me of that uphill climb. It was a beautiful day for a hike and it was nice to see the birds coming back already. The view was wonderful, that’s Elephant Head in the distance. That hike is on my bucket list. I may get to it this year.