Most times my mind and spirit are fed what it needs when it needs it. Sometimes, I am actively seeking to find that food whether it be through relaxation, meditation, yoga, exercise, prayer or mindfulness. Other times, something just crosses my path and I take the message and inhale it.
I have had an exponential increase of anxiety since last Friday. It’s that typical countdown to having another surgery. It’s the pit in the stomach kind of feeling that I wake up with and can sporadically shake off during the day when my mind and body are busy. It is like that gnawing feeling when you are hungry. Yesterday, my hunger was satisfied!
I was heading to a HIIT class and, as I struggled to ascend the stairs at the gym, I saw an amazing message in the form of a quote on the wall.
“With vision there is no room to be frightened. No reason for intimidation. It’s time to march forward! Let’s be confident and positive!”
-Charles R. Swindoll
So while, I’m not frightened, per se, and not intimidated, I am feeling a ton of dread at being back at the beginning of this damn hip race. I feel like I have already finished my marathon and then the finish line got moved another ten miles. But, as I have said it so many times, through the virtual pages of this blog, it is one foot in front of the other. It has to be! There are no other choices. I will move forward and I will be doing it with confidence and positivity! I will make my sweet lemonade out of sour lemons. My mindset will be the sugar!