AnArdentLady

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gentledom:

It’s awful when you realize that, especially when you thought the other was the best that ever happened to you. But you’ll learn to cope with this as well and realize there are countless options open to you to enjoy your life in other ways. Don’t let some nasty experience like this discourage you.

Happened more than I care to remember… but I did learn.  They will never have that hold again.

gentledom:

It’s awful when you realize that, especially when you thought the other was the best that ever happened to you. But you’ll learn to cope with this as well and realize there are countless options open to you to enjoy your life in other ways. Don’t let some nasty experience like this discourage you.

Happened more than I care to remember… but I did learn.  They will never have that hold again.

(Source: makemestfu)

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backonpointe:

A daily exercise plan! Do these exercises throughout the day (and add in your own) to get into the habit of daily fitness.

Note that I said “throughout the day.” These aren’t meant to be completed all at once, though you could if you’re that fit. But feel free to do only 10 or 20 jumping jacks at a time. Just keep track of them and try to hit the goal before you go to bed.

I love a good plan to start with… and looks like one that can be added on to in different phases.

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gentledom:



A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

I think this just changed my life.

Keep this in mind. Don’t carry your worries around with you, let go of them.

Never thought of it this way…

gentledom:

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

I think this just changed my life.

Keep this in mind. Don’t carry your worries around with you, let go of them.

Never thought of it this way…

(Source: fearfullittleloveer)