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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Not letting my emotions rule me

As a follow-up to my post on Doing the next right thing, I have been thinking about how important it is not to let my emotions rule me. As I was reading the First Place book, it talked about this. And I thought about how easy it is to...

Not cook supper and eat out because I don't "feel" like cooking.

To skip exercising in the morning because I don't "feel" like it (I've done well with this one, since January 30th, I've exercised 6 days a week, whether I felt like it or not!)

Not take the dog for a walk because I don't "feel" like it. 

Staying home from church on Sunday evening because I don't "feel" like going. 

The list goes on and on. None of these things are really bad things to do or not do. But if I concentrate on doing "the next right thing", there are better choices I could be and should be making. The book talks about not letting our emotions control us, do what is right and what we should do, no matter how we "feel". I know that's not always an easy choice to make. But I figure if I can do the next right thing more often than not, I'll have made alot of progress! 


Mandy said...

This is so true! I am struggling with the cooking one. Tonight I did not cook, but I got free pizza with the coupons I won at bingo instead of spending money so that counts right?

KiddoKare1 said...

Heck yes that counts! LOL! Tomorrow, Tom and I are having a date night at El Chico's. We got a coupon when we were there last week (and used an American Express gift card) for buy one get one free fajitas. Yum!

Brenda Goetz Salladay said...

Oh yea I need to come back every day and read this. IT HIT ME WHERE IT HURTS!!