I am happy to report that I have lost 4.7 pounds this month! Considering the past month and half I think it's great!
For the past month I've been dealing with some things that have taken a toll on my patience from having a cold for over two weeks, my anxiety going through the roof, spraining my ankle, waiting over three weeks for my cell phone to be fixed and taking sometime away from a long life friend.
At first when all these things happened to me I cried and asked why me? What am I doing wrong?
I have a plan to pay off my debt over the next year and the past ten days of not working has put a damper on this. It did upset me at first taking the time off. But if I don't have strong ankles to work then I don't make money. When I set a plan for myself I hate to deviate from it but sometimes that has to happen. Life happens and I have no control over it and this is where my patience has been tested. I know you are probably thinking it's only ten days but money is a HUGE stressor for me and this is something I am trying to deal with. I am happy that I am a goal orientated woman but I have to leave space for some wiggle room too.
Take for example my weight loss. I try a food plan and if I do not lose weight in the first few weeks I self sabotage and think I just will never lose the weight! But if I stick with eating healthy and working out then eventually the weight will fall off but I am not patient enough. I have a lot of motivation and drive but it's the patience that needs practice. I was looking at my weight over the past year and I am 1.5 heavier then last year but over the course of the year I have gained and lost the same 20 pounds.
Even though this month was crappy I learned some strong lessons. Being patient with myself will get me a lot further in life. Taking time for myself and not rushing to get to the finish line. If I set a plan, do the work and stay consistent would eventually get there.
Do you have a hard time with being patient? What strategies do you use to get through it.
I am thankful I have two adorable cats who love to cuddle and make me laugh everyday!