Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Swinging all over the place!!

I don't know what's up with me. I am usually a calm, even tempered person, able to keep my emotions together. But this past 6 months or so my emotions have been all over the place! Up one minute, down the next. Just not like me!

I am sure some of it is due to all the changes in my life, it could also be some hormone changes and I know this weather is making me crazy! Dark gray clouds and rain most of the time. Yesterday we had a glimmer of hope, the sun was out for part of the day. Today it's dark and rainy again, augh!!!

Anyway my point is.....two days ago, I was having a rough day, no energy, bad attitude, fatigued and hopeless. I took the day off from work and spent the whole day in front of the TV watching shows about other people who have worse lives than me. Mostly I watched CSI, Cops etc. On my last post, I talked about what we are putting into our minds. Said we should be making good choices about what we read, listen to and watch. Well let me tell you, watching what I did that day was not a good choice. By the end of the day, I was more depressed than ever!!

So yesterday, I woke up, in time to do my exercise, but just did not think I could do it. I wanted to call in sick again. Could not face the day. As I was getting ready to call in, my sweet hubby, did a little encouraging and convinced me to at least try and see what happens. So I did.

So even though, my hope was gone, I had no energy, I did not feel like it etc....I got on my treadmill and had a good workout. I read my Bible, got ready for work and arrived early! I worked hard all day - got a lot done, then I went to my water aerobics class and came home and did a bunch of house stuff. EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT FEEL LIKE IT!!!

You know today, I feel better? Even though it's dark and gray outside and I'm up 3 pounds (geez that could make a person really mad!!), and even though I have a tough day scheduled, it's only Wednesday, even though...even though...even though. I'm doing it!! I living this day with a great attitude!!

This is my gentle nudge, my encouragement to you that even  though whatever you are going through, for today....just try!!!! Even though whatever it is.....make today the best day you can. Make good choices...Push through the tough stuff. DO what you have to do!!!

Take it from me, you will be glad you did!!!

I'm glad I pushed through!!

How about you......are you doing it....even though?

Keep focused!!!


  1. Glad your hubby was there to encourage you! And glad things are looking up :)

  2. I can relate to how you're feeling. I had to convince myself to get out of bed and not call in sick today. Although, by the number of no show to my lessons, I should have. (It's the week before March Break, so students are skipping!) You're right - we feel better after pushing through, forcing ourselves to's worth the hard work. It feels better than being down. Now, come Spring, hurry up already and get that sun shining.

  3. Every day with some kind of exercise boosts my energy level and spirits. Attitude is everything! Stay strong, Joy! Glad you pushed yourself even when your heart was not in it. Good for you!

  4. I really need to do that. So many times I let my emotions govern what I do... I think we have to DO things sometimes first before we actually feel like wanting to do it. Thanks for the reminder and great example!!