Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Dare To Be A Better Me" - Breaking The Cycle

The past few months have been quite stressful and busy. It seems more busy with things I really didn't want to do than those I actually wanted to. My usual routine was thrown into a mess and it feels like I haven't done anything of consequence or anything I'd been hoping to do.... I felt a bit stunted, overwhelmed and flat. I stopped exercising and sought solace in chocolate and cake :( 

Things have slowed down in the past week and I'm trying to get back into my old routine and good habits again. It took several days to shake off that stressed feeling and to get back to being me. Last night I put on my walking shoes and with deliberate steps took to the pavement. As the air filled my lungs and the blood rushed to my face I felt an overpowering need to run... as I ran in my tortoise - like way... getting nowhere fast... I felt strong again. I felt inspired, alive and as if I'd shaken off all the months of burden.

It's a reminder that it's up to me and up to all of us as individuals to push past those times that feel like they'll swallow us up. It sounds cliche but there really is nothing we can't do if we put our mind to it. The biggest struggle we face in anything is the games we let our minds play on us. If we make a decision to fight the tide that sometimes seems so overwhelming we'll find the freedom we've been looking for. It's been there all along,  sometimes it takes something so small to break the cycle and get back to a good place!

“Dare to Be"

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be!” 

Ronelle @ GoS

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