Friday, April 29, 2011

May the force be with you!

Talk about the energy boost this whole working out thing is giving me! Whew. I am getting stuff done like crazy. Well, I am sure it has something to do with the sun coming out more lately.

OK, so it is the two combined, certainly.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Round and Round I go, where this stops? Is anybody's guess!

What it is to be me. 

I have found myself in a vicious cycle. I get the energy to work hard at my current mountain. I go for it with a massive amount of gusto. Then...

Not so much.

I engage in behavior that undermines my efforts. The behavior isn't "that bad". I mean it isn't like it falls into the traditional self-harm categories. Although, if I were being honest with myself it truly is self-harm because it does one of two things, A) in the long term it is harmful for me and B) it manifests and breeds behavior that over time is directly harmful to myself. 

So what do I do about it? I have been chasing my own tail trying to change it. Honestly, I still don't have the solution formulated fully. It all is still a bit fuzzy.

Let me outline some of the finer details in this case, so this can all make a bit more sense:

Monday, April 25, 2011

What do I do now?

Stop. Breath. Reflect. Choose.

This skill is quite handy. It is simple, straight forward and easy to remember. It can be jotted down on a note-card or post-it and carried with you. 

It is useful in a variety of settings, perhaps your stress level has reached a peek and you are on the border of crying, yelling, screaming, or any number of 'bad' behaviors. But....(there is always a but) you still have several items on your to-do list. 

You can either plug your way through and hope that you don't do something you'll regret later or you can: Stop, Breath, Reflect, and Choose.

Monday, April 11, 2011

SKILL of the ...

Week, month, or however long it takes me to get to another skill! Ha! I crack myself up. OK, so I am really trying to get  back into the swing of things. 

Start with Structure...Rely on Routine.

I understand how critical that is. So, onward and upward. 

The skill:

How many perfectionists are there out there? 

I suspect many, many, many of you have this trait. It sort of walks hand-in-hand with mental illness in a lot of ways. In a world of so many uncertainties and triggers, in a mind that is so out of control we grasp at any bit of control we imagine we have. However, as there are many of us out there, this Lane is still quite empty because of one fundamental one is perfect.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Advertise, Advertise, Advertise...

Did you notice something? Most bloggers take advantage of Google ads. This isn't a surprise. It makes sense really, especially when your blog or website is for a purpose that isn't making money anywhere else and you spend the kind of time on it as if it were a part-time job. No big deal right?

Or maybe it is a big deal...