some days it feels like this is what my life is - "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" over and over. Not to complain, because I actually think this is pretty good approach to the world.
Parenting - I think I can, I think I can.
Finances - I think I can, I think I can as slow progress is made and slipping back down the tracks happens from time to time.
Weight lost - I think I can (although I never seem to have much evidence of progress) and I thought I could all the way through a half marathon not too long ago.
So, this approach does work.
Just wondering, what are you getting done in the style of the Little Engine that Could these days?
EVERYTHING! HA! And it starts all over everyday...even getting out of bed...I think...I....Can... Ok, feet on the floor! 8)
Getting back to a healthy body (which leads to a healthy mind) after years of too much stress on my metabolism. This is not weight related but I started a gluten-free (among other things) diet after exhaustion, hormonal imbalance and adrenal fatigue. I KNOW I can! I've come to realize that I am no good to my family, my work and myself if I feel physically miserable all the time. I never knew my diet could affect my life (and that of others around me) so much. Now I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel... it's been a long walk!
I hear you!
For me I am trying to take one day at a time and establish some new and better habits - sleeping, eating, exercising, tasks at work. Multi-tasking just isn't a good idea sometimes!
I try to channel my inner-Dory - just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swiming swimming....
It does seem like everything some days and I'm laughing because every time I hit a hard spot i quote that little engine "I think I can I think I can" ........also - can't remember where I heard / read it but it's actually better if you say "I know I can I know I can!! "
The biggest area where this comes in for me is running - hate it, want to be able to do it cause it has great effects and can be done anywhere, it's just very mental for me! It probably also applies to what Beth Ann said about habits - I'm currently trying to be better about a little cleaning everyday (and getting the family to do their share!!) instead of letting it build up and having to do it all in a day or two!
the short answer is ......EVERYTHING
I really feel like I"ve been flying by the seat of my pants lately. Some things simply aren't happening. Others get done. I am doing what I can and trying to hold my head high.