I think we can all agree about one thing… the weekends always leave me wanting more. Ahhh.
After presenting my case study on Thursday, I took the weekend a little easy on the school work front and focused on other things instead. I meal prepped a little bit yesterday, something I haven’t done in a while. I also totally stuck to my grocery list, which I put together after planning some meals for the week. In case you didn’t know, my dietetic internship is totally unpaid and the more time goes without a paycheck the more diligent I need to be with meal planning/sticking to a plan. Don’t get me wrong, we’re staying a float- I just need to be a little less carefree with throwing random things in the grocery cart.
Something that’s been on my mind is a motto that I’ve been reminding myself of- “I can do hard things.” Not sure where I heard that first, but it’s been a really great reminder.
I know this in my mind, because heck, I’ve accomplished a lot of hard things- recovery, grad school, major projects, difficult conversations, anti-depressant withdrawal, out of control schedules, etc. But sometimes I forget that I’m capable of more than I realize. When our bodies and minds are properly taken care of, we can do really hard things! We have been crafted with such amazing design- to our physiology to our intelligence, we are capable beings.
I want to continue to push myself (in the right ways) to seek daunting opportunities and experiences, because hard things are often the most meaningful. And just like how my memory of how God pulled me though a time in the past can keep me pushing through the present, accomplishing hard things can build my confidence to allow me to soar.
I did two hard things this weekend-
I ran 8 miles with my friend on Saturday. I never thought I’d be able to do that! And not only did I do it, I really enjoyed it and it went by surprisingly fast. Doing a better job with sleeping last week was a major contributor, along with having plenty of carbs before hand, exploring a new place, and chatting away with my friend.
^those carbs beforehand 😉
Second, I did some inner work. I spent some time reflecting on my values/view/perspective. I admitted to myself that I probably was spending too much time on frivolous things and not enough time on character/soul building things. I also admitted to myself that I’d probably let my mouth run just a tad bit more than it should recently. While I am not quite turning into Regina George, I desire to be more considerate with my words. You know,,, the thing your mom told you about thinking before speaking and what not.
Both of these hard things- the run and the self-evaluation were good and rewarding for me. I want to do hard things…
I also want do very easy things like eat whole wheat everything bagels with cream cheese from Brueggers everyday…
But that’s not a shocker for anyone 😉
Now you tell me –
What’s a “hard thing” you’ve recently done or want to do?