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Overcoming Perfectionism and Failure Blog Posts
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Some days get the best of me. So I make mountains out of molehills. Or my temper fires inside, especially when we don't hit deadlines or technology doesn't cooperate. But the first step to any change is not running away. Facing our quirks, and hot buttons, and emotions.
And now here we are, the night before your first day of school. And Mamma finds herself again, crying happy tears and having lots of "feels." You may not know what "feels" means. It's kinda like when you first went down a slide at the playground, Or when you give Cesar, the cat, wayyyyyy to many treats, Or even when YOU-- kiss Mommy and Daddy's bo bo's, My kind and sweet boy.
A broken mind and heart housed in a fit body leads to a life of emptiness. I started to think about the three roles that I've played in my past. Three roles that maybe we've all played, when life gets the best of us.
FEELINGS. They are a bitch sometimes. They don't go away, No matter how hard you try to push them away, drink them away, busy yourself and work them away- they just don't. And for 20 years, I've been trying to do all of that. In my moment, the lowest of the low, when I thought that one action could take the pain away, And my family, friends, clients could have a better mom, wife, trainer, friend, one they deserved, I realized something.
I recently caught a glimpse of myself in new camera light as I was filming online videos with a professional. And what I saw shocked me. Lines around my eyes, forehead creases, frown lines. Roads of expressions mapped out on my face. Where I've been, emotions I've experienced. Love. Loss. Anger. Freedom.
I lied. I told a little white one, while sitting on a big blue couch in front of a Television Camera on a Tuesday morning. It was my monthly segment as an Expert Health and Fitness Host on our local TV network, and we were discussing my Break the Mould: Become Fit, Fierce, and Fearless in the Life You Deserve Book. "I'm being picked up by Chapters now!" Excitedly spat out of my mouth. Part of that was true, part of that maybe not so much.
As a mom, a wife and a coach, a trainer, and a nurse, it is in my DNA to give to everybody else first. Once I mastered my time, I mastered my mindset, I mastered my health. I had less anxiety. I had less worry. I had less negative thoughts. I had less desire to control every single situation.