Reset, Renew, Recharge, Redo

Posted November 10, 2020 by Prairie Wife -

Reset, renew, recharge, redo.

You are not stuck.

You are not frozen forever where you are today.

2020 has been…well honestly, it has been one hell of a year.

While there have been blessings in many moments, there has also been stress and more twists and turns than a soap opera from the 80’s!

It has all made the totally normal ebbs and flows and stops and starts of life seem somehow MORE.

MORE stressful.

MORE important.

MORE frequent.

I can’t tell you how many times over the years that I’ve had to work on my phone addiction, doing great for a week or two…only to slowly backslide yet again.

Or let’s talk about working out.

I slayed for 6 weeks straight using the Peloton App at least three times a week and then went two weeks without using it at all.

I’ve skipped writing new content for the blog a few times because I just couldn’t do it, I was emotionally and physically drained, and while I had plenty of time to tackle the task…I didn’t.

Normally these little pauses in my motivation wouldn’t stop me for long but lately, I find myself feeling more disappointed and guilty than I have in the past.

And the result is that it’s harder for me to find the energy to reset, recharge, renew, or redo.

I know I’m not alone.

A good friend just shared this post on Instagram the other day.

 

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I have a photoshoot for @thecowgirldiaries coming up right around the corner, and I’m low-key dreading it. Nothing fits. And, the really annoying thing is that nothing fit a couple months ago when we did the last shoot. And, I SWORE I’d not feel that way come the next shoot. And, yet, here I am. The biggest thing that bugs me about it honestly isn’t how I look (oh, hello maturity!) but how I feel. I’m uncomfortable, my energy sucks, I’m weak and all around just feel physically mushy and blech 😑 If my body was an emoji, it would be this guy 😑 Making good nutritional choices has completely evaded me all year. The emotional eating has spun out of control. I know what to do. I know how to do it. I have some near ninja level mindset skills that work in all the other areas of my life. I have a killer trainer who’s one of my best friends available to me 24/7 … and yet, I can’t conquer the stress eating. So, I’m actually taking my own advice 🤦🏼‍♀️ Because while I know I KNOW, maybe I don’t know at all. Today I’m getting it all out on paper. A big ol’ brain dump about all the things relating to my physical health. I’m getting all my thoughts, the facts, the emotions onto paper where I can look those little gremlins in the eye. That’s step one. And, I think, the step I’ve been skipping. (PS I love you, but please don’t pitch me about your nutrition or exercise solution ♥️)

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“The biggest thing that bugs me about it honestly isn’t how I look (oh, hello maturity!) but how I feel. I’m uncomfortable, my energy sucks…”

My friend Thea is one of the biggest and best most badass mamas I know, someone I look up to.

And, when I read her post it resonated with me on so many levels.

It made me take a look at the things I’d been letting overwhelm me, familiar foes that in the past I would just look in the eye and fix when I noticed the problem.

And I hit reset.

I worked out twice last week after I saw her post.

I’ve been eating less Halloween candy and more veggies.

I took time to recharge on Friday instead of writing content, and the guilt was minimal.

 

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I’ve been making a conscious effort to put my phone down and focus on living life instead of scrolling past it.

You are not stuck.

You are not frozen forever where you are today.

You can reset, renew, recharge, and redo as many times as you need to.

Think about what that means for you.

Maybe it’s walking the dogs with the kids (no phone allowed) one day a week.

Maybe it’s eating out one less meal a week.

Maybe it’s family dinner together one night a week.

Set your phone aside in a back room for 30 minutes a day.

Perform one random act of kindness a week, or call that friend and make a date for coffee.

Set aside $20 a week to go towards that dream vacation or paying off your car.

Perhaps it’s time to make that appointment to meet with a therapist or call your dr to say “I’m not okay.”

You are not stuck.

You are not frozen forever where you are today.

You can reset, renew, recharge, redo, and get one step closer to the life you dream of.

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