I really enjoy Desleyjane’s weekly contemplation posts as they make me think about things – which I suppose is what contemplation is all about! Each week desleyjane gives us a prompt from her journal and this week it is:
What challenge did you overcome today?
I admit to feeling very challenged lately, about all sorts of things. My challenge is to try not to let things get to me too much. This is much easier said than done as I’m sure you can imagine.
I love a good challenge but sometimes they can come too much and all at once, as has happened recently. I have been very low and only this week a friend commented on how nice it was to have me ‘back’ – she meant that I’m now acting more like my old self again. It was interesting that I hadn’t thought my low mood was quite so obvious but apparently it was! I have been told that I wear my heart on my sleeve and I really don’t hide my emotions too well.
But I’m back and there’s no stopping me….except this week I’ve had a sore knee and haven’t been able to run as much as I want to. I’m in training for the Run Melbourne 5km event in July and need all the training I can get. The weather is also a challenge as it’s been very wet and wintery which makes it hard to get outside for a run, even if I didn’t have a sore knee. Maybe I should be pleased that my knee is sore while the weather is so bad, as it means I have to rest. So by the time my knee improves, the weather may be better and I will be able to get out there! See I’m already trying hard to turn things around.
I love this quote which I found and applied to one of my photos – it sums it up very well for me! Let me know what you think. Do you run away from challenges or face up to them?
So to answer the original question, I suppose I could say that I’m challenging myself to treat challenges in a different way from now on!
Enjoy the week ahead 🙂