The ‘Julie and Julia’ syndrome – day3

The purpose of life is a life of purpose – -Robert Byrne

Understanding ‘Demotivation’

When I decided to start with my health mission . Only my family knew about it.  I was reluctant to talk about it with any of my friends or others close to me . Today I wondered, why this fear to share?

Am I afraid of negative reactions or was I afraid that I would be demotivated?
People would write it off as “another one of her whims”, “oh! These things don’t last” , ‘oh! Exercise is it?”
I mean I definitely had not taken it upon myself to save the world had I? So what’s the big deal?

Is there a perfect way to deal with demotivation.
One suggestion – “when a bull charges simply step out of the way”. Peace!
People don’t see through our eyes and we get blindfolded to theirs. And when a bunch of people keep harping on the same tune, we too start believing, that, as reality.

I have seen so many of my friends go silent when they were preparing for a course or an interview or even something like buying a new house. As if to say, ‘let me get this over with and then I shall talk about it’.
They were gathering their strength in those moments of silence.

“Awareness” in general and “self-awareness” in particular, is a magic word. A magic wand, which clears all the clutter. The garbage remains around, only until I am not aware of it.
I found meditation, to be one  way to get around with this obstacle.

Surely positive people around and positive thoughts around are life savers .Hence my positive statements before I start meditation. After all, if you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

I find myself struggling hard to keep up with my regimen. I keep swinging up and down on the motivational swing. Has it got to do something with the lunar phases? NAH!!! (When a person smiles in times of trouble, he has found someone to blame it on)

On a serious note, what I need is, to not lose my focus. Not this time.
I remember in one of  Laxmi Mittal’s interview, he mentioned how he had started enjoying his hobby of playing golf. Then one Sunday as he was heading towards the golf course, he took a U-turn and went back home. Simply because, he realized that he had started enjoying this game so much he was afraid, it was going to shake his focus. I was astounded at this thought process and that one statement changed me in so many ways.

“There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.”
-Michael F. Staley

ACTION TAKEN : (on day 3)

  1. Reiki meditation : Evening 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm practiced self-healing (I should make it a point to follow one fixed time, but looks a bit difficult).
    Read out positive statements again about my health. I visualized that I was exercising daily and saw myself slim and healthy, beautiful and energetic.

  2. Work out with the skipping rope. : did not do this today. One ‘grumpy’
    point for me on that!
  3. Pranayam : Did 5 minutes of  anulom – vilom and 60 counts of kapaalbhaati which took about one minute.
  4. Aerobics : Went off without any cramps. I took the counts slowly on the abdomen workout . My legs weigh like a ton. But my body seems to loosen out a bit and luckily I did not get any body pain though I had started exercising after such a long gap.
  5. Diet : still not been able to do anything about it. One ‘grumpy’
    point there too .

Today the circumference of my stomach measures one inch more than before.

WHAT? Did I miss something there? Grrroooaannn !!!!   but then……

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market – – George M. Cohan

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