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Midweek #5

You read in last weeks Midweek #4 that Finding Balance... was in the top 10 best seller list for 44 consecutive weeks at McNally Robinson and Chapters in Winnipeg. Just why were people purchasing this book? I believe it was for the following reasons:

-To better understand the stressors in their lives, their driven behaviour, and how best to be 'in charge' of their lives,
-To discover more about themselves and in particular, why they don't take better care of themselves,
-To improve their relationships and their lives,
-To alter their perspective so they can see 'change' as a positive thing instead of something to be avoided, and
-To achieve their objectives and become healthier, happier, and in balance.

If you would like a copy of my new book-Communication and Relationships to review, please call me or email me. I am afraid that you will be on the hook for the postage. Pick up is free!
Telephone 299-9399 or email me at danrosin@drcounselling.com



I don't mean to get too philosophical in this little blog, but in my experience
           "Life is a series of starting over(s)" (without a lot of drama)

Starting Over

I just get in shape, and I injure my leg.

I just get on a roll eating appropriately and it's Thanksgiving.

Get the point, so don't lose heart, just get up tomorrow and start over.

This is my premise and if you buy into it-read on!

Quite often, change is about forming new, positive habits. A habit can become ingrained into your life by performing that action for three consecutive days. Once the habit is incorporated into your life, missing a day or two, at most, is not a guilt problem. We can miss up to two days guilt free before we need to be overly concerned, to refocus and to get back on track. For example, if we exercise vigorously, it can be a good idea to miss a day or two after several intense workouts to give the body a chance to recover. It does not mean that we are starting over. It is not until we miss the third day that we are starting a new habit that may not be positive. Missing a day or two on purpose or because of illness
is no big deal, as long as we get back at it for the next three days. We need to give ourselves permission to stop always pushing ourselves, to go off our diet for a day, to accomplish little for a day, to miss a workout or two because we just don't feel like it, and we need for it to be guilt-free. Don't beat yourself up-just get up tomorrow and start over.

                Life is just a series of "starting-over(s).

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