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.