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Day 2 – Committing to Me

Yesterday I wrote about how I was going come into March like a lion and I publicly listed my goals (haven’t finished my water bottle …yet :/ ). One of my goals was to show gratitude and appreciation to the people in my life. I as thought more about this I decided that today and everyday, in addition to others, I will appreciate myself. I need to learn to love and appreciate me. I need to reconnect…ok …connect to myself. I have to learn to love and accept who I am. Easier said than done. And I want this to be something enjoyable not just another task on my to do list.

In order for this to be successful I have to begin by reframing that negative talk that is constantly flowing through my head. It is like a rushing river after a strong snow melt. I have to start noticing the good that exists in me. I know there is a lot of it!

Here goes…

Today I did my workout before I went to work. I am proud of the determination it took to get off the couch and get it done. Now I am able to go and enjoy a walk with the dog when I get home from school today.

I remained calm and patient while I helped a student organize his area for the 4th time today. I reframed my own thinking by realizing it is a skill he has yet to master and still needs my support to accomplish. It wasn’t very hard for me to do and strengthened our connection.

Finally, I appreciate my focused eating today. I was on point with my nutrition. I have been working hard to lose weight and get in shape and I never give myself the credit for what I have been doing. But I am quick to admonish my mistakes.

So my challenge to you all is before you show gratitude and appreciation for others, start with yourself. You will thank you for it!


Published by darlallama

I am a 4th grade teacher, wife, and mother!

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