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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 109

Note to self. 1 1/2 hours of sleep is NOT enough to go off of for the day no matter how much fun you are having at the time. Working and having the energy to dance my heart out in Zumba... I wasn't sure I was going to make it through the day today. I did it though. It is always worse the next day after that... so hear;s to tomorrow. At least it will be Friday.

I tried an extra class at the gym this week. I went to Sports Conditioning for the second time. The first time I went was months ago. I felt like I was going to die after the warm up... so we never went back. Well, we gave it another shot yesterday and I made it through. It was better than last time... but it was still super hard. I guess this is good. It means I am getting in better and better shape. Now if only the weight would come off faster... that would be nice. I am sure feeling it today though that is for sure. It made Zumba a lot harder for me. I just am all out of energy.

Here is a question for everyone. I have talked to a few people about this lately and still don't have an answer. How do you tell someone that they smell and should probably shower more and stuff without hurting their feelings. Do these people actually not know that they smell? Seems like nobody really knows how to handle the situation so they don't do anything... and everyone suffers through the smell. Seems like there should be a better solution than that.

I pretty much already reported about the weekend. One thing that I will mention though was what we did for the Relief Society Birthday Activity... besides eat the food that I organized to get there. The theme was self reliance. You always think of food storage... but they had workshops for Spiritual Self reliance, physical, financial and emotional. Sara and I almost didn't go to the Emotional one, but everyone was saying it was so good that we gave it a shot. It really was good... in fact I wish I could have just had her teach me for an hour instead of going to the other workshops. She talked about being balanced emotionally. I knew that too much a lone time was not good because I feel it. But she also said that too much social was not good either. It is important to have a balance of both. It made me think if I have too much social in my life and need more a lone time. I feel like I have been getting in lately... but I mean in general. I wonder if I am as emotionally balanced as I could be. I kind of count work as a lone time because I am pretty much by myself all day in my office. Anyway... she also talked about having a different perspective on things. It is real and normal to feel sad and hurt and all of those bad feelings. Those feelings are valid, but she said that we tend to get things mixed up on the scale. She then drew a scale and at the bottom she said think of the saddest thing that has EVER happened to you... THAT is sad. On the other end of the scale, she said think of happiest you have ever felt in your life. THAT is happy. Our day to day life is usually at a 7 or an 8... but a lot of times if we have a day that is a little worse than the day before, we go into sad depression mode when it is really not necessary. You just have to remember the lowest of lows to remember that what you are going through now is not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. The other thing that I really liked that she touched on was she drew a triangle and on each point she wrote Think. Feel. Do. These are all connected. If we are feeling happy, we think happy thoughts and want to go out and have fun and go to activities or whatever. Same goes for sad.... think about it, when something goes wrong in your day... doesn't everything seem to go wrong? I don't think that is a mistake. So if you are feeling sad, go to an activity even though you don't want to. You will have fun which will make you feel happy and then make you think happy. Anyway... it is not rocket science by any means, but she put it in such a way that made sense and from a different perspective that I think all the girls there needed to hear. Great workshop!

It has been pretty busy at work for me... Well... I guess that sums up my life in a nutshell. Pretty exciting right? Well... I guess I could have also shared about Disney movie night. That was pretty funny... but I feel like it would be better to share in comic form. I will see what I can do.


5 comments:

Darrell said...

My sister loved that workshop as well

Tracy said...

I know! She went twice. She is actually the one that convinced me to go.

Lori said...

TRACY! GET MORE SLEEP!!!
On another note, glad you enjoyed your RS bday celebration... i get to go tomorrow to ours and i'm excited.

Lynette Mills said...

mine isnt till the end of the month... but I am also excited to attend.

jamie hixon said...

Yay for mental health. I seriously think it would be so awesome to have a therapist, just so I could talk about me me me and see how crazy I really am.
Amen to Lori. Get more sleep. It will help with weight as well. In theory.
About telling people that they smell... some people just smell. They might know about it, and it might just hurt their feelings. So I think that is why a lot of folks avoid telling people they smell. Plus, I mean... can you think of a nice way to say that? You could bring it up in a non-confrontational way like "How often do you shower? Because it is hard for me to find time and I wonder what I can get away with. I'm taking a... survey.... of my friends. Yeah. That's right." And then you might at least get the right info? Then you give soap as a gift.