Thursday, June 25, 2009


Today, as I complained to a dear friend, she finally said to me, "You can be ____, but don't be ridiculous." The blank could be any emotion---sad, angry, frustrated, disappointed, afraid.....

It snapped me back to reality---this and last weeks' realities have been pretty good overall, but people seem to be in somewhat of a funk. Many people are on vacation, kids are out of school---and those of us left at work on the sunny and not-so-sunny days are feeling some kind of unhappy heat. We've been trying to make changes. We've given it our best (?) shot, and it isn't working. We're frustrated. Old habits are creeping in. Now what--we just keep trying?


Here's the catch:

If you initially made progress in your wellness and now you feel stuck, it's a good time to take a minute and wallow, and then try something new. If whatever cycle you're in is not yielding the results you want, do something differently!

It may feel hard. It may be stressful. Complaining and resigning yourself to it will not get you any closer to your wellness goals. Make a half-year resolution, a new plan, set a new something.

If you are stuck, and you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting.

So, feel what you feel, and then do what you need to do to feel better.

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