There are many symptoms of being codependent in a relationship. If you read a checklist you will find a variety of topics because codependent behavio...
Symptoms of Codependency
February 3, 2015
Is this a familiar scenario? You set the alarm for early. But you wake up late. It sets the tone for your entire day and you find yourself counting t...
January 26, 2015
In many relationships patterns develop which become established over time. Often, when listening to our spouse we fall into the category of being ton...
Listening with the Heart
February 11, 2015
January 26, 2015
Is this a familiar scenario? You set the alarm for early. But you wake up late. It sets the tone for your entire day and you find yourself counting the hours until you can try again for that perfect start to the perfect day. Maybe you have wanted to begin a new workout program. You plan to exercise in the morning. But the rain dampens all effort to get outside. Most people begin something new on a Monday morning. The trouble is, if Monday does not start well the rest of the week often follows suit. We can get caught in a cycle of routine and breaking through to something different is often a struggle. Sometimes we may simply need a restart.
A restart is a new beginning, a time when starting again is a real possibility. The good news? You don’t have to wait until Monday. You can restart at any point in the day/week/month/year. (Even the end of January!) It takes some practice. It means that you allow time for setbacks and mistakes.Often a psychological barrier has each of us struggling with negative self-talk in some form. Some struggle more than others. Rising above the noisy clamor of negativity is not always easy. And allowing yourself to make mistakes? It may be difficult if you’ve tied your self-worth into the perfectionist mentality that permeates so much of our society.
However, starting again from where we are at this point in our day/week/month/year may give us the freedom to break through to something new. One friend drinks a large glass of water. She drinks it slowly and intentionally. It helps her restart a healthier eating pattern. You can restart with a hot cup of tea. Or a walk (try the opposite direction). Maybe pulling out your journal would be a helpful restart. Restarting is possible, it may take some trial and error to find what works best for you. A restart is definitely worth a try and today is a good time to start or restart.