Although many of you are here because you want to read a Health & Fitness blog, I purposely named my blog Fabulously Domestic because I didn’t want to pigeon-hole myself into just one genre. Although health and fitness are the things I love blogging and talking about most, these pages really are an extension of myself and believe it or not, I’m more than just a burpee-loving, veggie-eating, fitness fanatic. I’m always flattered when a reader tells me that they look up to me as a role model, but I’m also quick to remind them that I don’t have it all together.
Like you, I have ups and I have downs. Sometimes life is rosy and simple. Other times life is difficult and complicated. Lately, it’s been spending more time in the camp of difficult than in the camp of rosy and I’ve discovered that my motivation to write greatly diminishes when I’m trying to wade through the hardships of life.
Maybe some of you can relate to that feeling of being so stressed out that all healthy motivations take a back seat and you just want to walk around feeling sorry for yourself, indulging in your own little pity-party. You lose motivation to exercise, to eat well, to engage with friends; even just being nice to the people around you is suddenly a great challenge.
I guess that’s what I’ve been doing for the last month. I was busy feeling sorry for myself and I knew that anything I wrote on these pages would reflect that.
So I just didn’t write.
Society believes that feelings have to come first and then behavior will change as a result. A prime example of this is when we hear about people “falling out of love”. In reality, we choose to stop loving someone. Love is not some mystical fairy that one day forgets to dust us with her love powder. You can apply that same formula to any human emotion and I promise you it works because the emotions we feel are a direct result of how we think and how we act.
If you think happy, you will BE happy. If you think sad, you will BE sad.
If you think love, you will BE loving. If you think bitterly, you will BE bitter.
So even when life delivers a death blow and we have every reason to sit and wallow in the ashes, we must refuse that path. We must reject the negative thoughts that so easily consume us and instead, force our minds to dwell on the positive.
You have to choose happy before happy will choose you!