All the comments, emails and reactions really filled my heart with Love. And it’s so cool to see so much support from the TDL Community!
You are truly a Light in my life and I am so grateful for you!
It’s been an interesting journey up here in Ojai. Disconnecting from L.A. for so long had brought up a bunch of stuff for me. Yesterday it was the guilt around unplugging and then later in the night I started to experience a lot of self-doubt.
Well, as I have been writing, I have not been working out as much and I’ve felt my body start to revert and go backwards from all of the progress I’ve made with it.
I had a mini-freak out.
If you know anything about me, you know that one of the things that has been a lifelong challenge for me has been my weight and fitting into a healthy body. I have a lot of negative body image/body dysmorphia type stuff going on – and it’s a constant challenge.
I’ve taken a lot of awesome leaps lately, and so in my freak out I started to focus on the positive. I haven’t had a cheat day in four weeks. I haven’t had sugar in about the same amount of time. Those are huge strides for me.
I am a total sugar addict and taking it out of my life has been a game changer as I have written about a lot lately.
I also reached out to my support network and confessed that I haven’t stayed on my exercise and specific diet program and hit up my trainer. He helped to remind me that it’s a process and that I need to be patient with myself.
Patience is not my skill – it’s still something I’m learning about.
So, today I have recommitted to my exercise program. I believe I can do that and finish the book at the same time. Next week is going to be a really crazy schedule with the exercise, teaching my online course, mentoring my clients and writing a book, but this is where the power of scheduling really comes into focus.
It can all get done – if it’s scheduled.
So, today as I write, I’m nailing down my schedule through the end of January to include writing blogs, mentoring, exercise and writing my book.
It may not seem like a lot, but when you add in running a company, andorganizing a team on top of it all, it’s a lot.
And I am not complaining; I am grateful. These are quality challenges.
But they are challenges nonetheless.
I really know that when I am eating super healthy food, taking care of myself, exercising, meditating and writing, I feel my best.
It’s amazing how I can get in my own way and mess up the things that I know make me feel the best.
But that is the beauty of the transformational path – it’s a constant learning opportunity for more and more awareness.
Do you have trouble keeping it all together? Work, exercise, creative expression and eating right?
What are your challenges and what are your solutions? I’d LOVE to know!
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Mastin Kipp is the founder and CEO of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.
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