Guys, guys, guys guess what!!! It’s spring, winter is officially over! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. I don’t love winter, it’s cold and dark and wet and I can’t cope. You know how some people get seasonal depression, […]
Awe man how awesome were all of my blog posts for February? Oh right I didn’t post anything. I started the year with a goal of 2-3 blog posts every week. I started to fizzle the end of January and completely flopped […]
Awe man how awesome were all of my blog posts for February? Oh right I didn’t post anything. I started the year with a goal of 2-3 blog posts every week. I started to fizzle the end of January and completely flopped all of February. So I have two choices, I can beat myself up about it. Or I can accept failure and move on.
For me this is easy, mostly for the sad fact that that’s what I kind of expect anyway. I like to go through life not knowing what I’m doing and hopeing for the best. Anxiety really takes a toll on your self esteem. Also I tend to be a bit over dramatic and see every set back as failure.
The thing with failing at something is that it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It’s ok to not be perfect. One of the things I’ve often told m cheerleaders, is “I will never ask or expect you to be or do the best. I only ask for your best.” I try to remind myself the same thing. I don’t have to be the best. Just my best, which is definitely possible.
I thought that I would share with you a few tricks that help me move on when I fail.
- Give yourself A few minutes to feel sorry for yourself. It’s ok to be frustrated, assuming you don’t treat any one or anything poorly. Last weekend I made a cake for my nieces birthday and it turned out to be much smaller then I expected. I spent a good ten minutes yelling at the cake. But it ended up being big enough.
- Take a deep breath, and shake it off. I had to remind myself that if I keep pouting then tay wouldn’t have a birthday cake. Or at least not one like she wanted.
- Step back. If anyone else had made the cake I would t have thought anything of the size. It would have been fine. I find it’s like that with most things. We are way to hard on our selves.
I hope this helps or at least makes sense. How do you deal with failure or set backs? Go follow me on Twitter to hear about more times I fail at things.
Hi there. So I realize that I hadn’t posted anything since my February goals. I don’t have any real excuse either. I just kind of flopped. I don’t love that it happed but I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going […]
Hi there. So I realize that I hadn’t posted anything since my February goals. I don’t have any real excuse either. I just kind of flopped. I don’t love that it happed but I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going to start again. With that being said I thought I should go over my March goals.
Focus on self care
I used to be pretty good with this. At least once a week I made time for a warm bath with a hair mask and face mask all of it. For the last 6 months after work I would either have a game or practice and that was it. I’ve been to busy to care but now cheerleading is over. Don’t get me wrong I love cheerleading and I love that I get to coach such amazing girls. They’ve got so much potential it’s unreal. I need to start forcing my self to unwind and destress. I have a much harder time trying to focus and write when I let my stress build up
Clear out Facebook
Ok so I don’t spend a lot do time on Facebook anyway. I find it too overwhelming. I mostly want to clear out the groups. When I get the urge to try and grow my blog, YouTube or any other social media sites I jump in and join all of the groups. I don’t like them. I’d like to go through and leave all of them. Well maybe I’ll keep one. Not just blogging groups all of the groups.
Get back to blogging
I’m refocusing on the goal of writing 2-3 blog posts a week. But I want to be more um, prepared. I’d like to dedicate one day to just writing and getting photos ready. Now that cheer is over I should have more time to write and edit photos.
Those are my goals for this month. Please tell me in the comments what is something you’d like to achieve this month?