Yes, I need to take my own medicine, and STAT.
I’m having a frustrating week (yes, already – it’s only Tuesday!) and am struggling to regain the positive spirit I know is lurking somewhere in me.
I HATE when I can sense that downward spiral towards negativity, it’s not a fun place to be so I’m trying very hard to stop before I get to the point where everything around me is tainted by it. It’s just not worth it, right? I need to revert back to one of my Joel Osteen-inspired posts (about not letting things “sour my day and steal my joy”), me thinks.
I know we’ve all been there so any advice on how to stop the negative death-spiral, I’m all ears. 😉
In other news, I HAVE had a couple of great workouts so far this week and am marching towards a great run tonight (it’s the one thing I’m focused on as my “reward” for getting through today!) so at least those are two positives I can focus on, right?
Yesterday I managed to get myself to Ride at 5:15 and then Power at 6:00 and left the gym feeling pretty darn accomplished for a Monday at 7am! It really did set the day off on the right foot and I am thinking I may need to keep that up most Mondays, actually. I may even do that combo again tomorrow (but opposite – Power is first and then Ride) because it really did do something great for me, mind, body and spirit. We shall see what tomorrow brings, let’s just get me through today first, mmk? 😉
It is funny though, how one sweat-fest can really set the mood for the day in some shape or form. Yesterday’s early-rise got me going and in the right mindset for what I knew would be a busy week and today – I had the chance to sleep in a bit and am using this afternoon’s run as my goalpost for the day. It works for me – especially when I feel the negative death-spiral approaching.
See? I already feel better just thinking about things in that perspective. I’m telling ya – blogging it out may just be the best medicine around.