Sunday, May 23, 2010

I am Presently Struggling with _____________ (fill in the blank)

My husband has a new exercise video in which the director admonishes against saying, “I can’t,” as in “I can’t do pull-ups.” Instead he suggests saying, “I am presently struggling with pull-ups.” With the stress we’ve experienced this past winter, with my foot in pain and inaccessible for walking, with a generally poor attitude, I feel like my use of that statement would be, “I am presently struggling with… everything.” This kind of attitude, this negativity, this whininess is so against my normal outlook that it adds to my struggle. I feel as if I am wallowing in a murky mess of pain, fatigue, discouragement and self-pity. So, while I’m not expecting any miracles or immediate attitude turnarounds, I’m trying to keep the word “presently” in mind. All of this: stress, pain, immobility, is a temporary situation. I am presently struggling; I will not always struggle.

1 comment:

Kim H. said...

You are so used to doing everything and that means movement and now that you can't move like before, especially during recovery, you are struggling with this change. Change is always hard no matter if it's good or bad, it's still change and you have to shift your mind to these changes. Hang in there, things will get done around you, maybe not the way mom would do it, but they will get done.