Affirmation for April 10, 2018

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Ever realized how much you’ve grown? We tend to only focus on our strengths and goals when the new year hits. We’re 4 months into 2018 - share with us what you’ve achieved and what you’re still working on. We’re rooting for you.


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carlyj1202
carlyj1202

I am still working on getting alerts from DS. And also still working on finding a way to get an Avi.

I have almost finished the clean up from the Hurricane but all the problems with DS frustrates more. And now that I think about it.....that is really sad. lol
Koyu
Koyu

I sat in meditation once a day for a month which is huge for me. But still work in progress. Thank you for reminding me that I am growing in my journey.
gimmeeemoore
gimmeeemoore

I’ve worked on scheduling appointments for my mental health, my aches and pains, and actually taking action to address my health problems. I’m trying to lead a better life without substances to numb the anxiety.
ElleOne
ElleOne

Good Morning!
I am finally living alone at age 51 after living with someone most of my life. It is fascinating and I share my experience with my pit bull. She is adorable really and I hate leaving her alone. I don't like it one bit. I am excited to be joining this group because I have so much to accomplish in my life and I know it.

I know that I am here for a purpose. I have just moved to a big city and I love being on my own and exploring with my dog. I am a bit concerned about my being with her all the time. I just hate to leave her and will take her to almost everything I do. Which makes going to the store a bit uncomfortable because she gets looks a lot since she is a pit bull.

But, I am working on it. I am getting clear with myself. Yesterday I set up the vcr so I can start doing my exercises again. I am excited about that progress. I also set up my machine so I can stretch daily in my extra room. I love my new space and that I am free from the energy of my daughter. She is 27 and beautiful beyond belief. But I am happy she is on her own and living a separate life.

I am growing up!
Shelly-Summer
Shelly-Summer

"knowledge is power, " I want to be fully armed to deal with this illness and not rely on Doctors only to manage it. :) Summer is on the way there is always something to look forward to
operalover11
operalover11

I have left an abusive relationship and I’m focusing on loving myself now and finding inner peace. :) it’s so incredible.
exploringgrief
exploringgrief

Mary died on January 7. Until recently I would have told it is about survival, not growth. But recently I have noticed that some of the pain is easing. I still miss her tons. Some of the guilt thoughts are subsiding...should have been a better husband, should have more in tune with what was happening, should have been more helpful in her spiritual journey. I have read a lot about grief and it seems to be giving me permission to remember her love and let go of my regrets.
After two years of "no time for me", I now have way more than I like. But it has allowed me to go back to the gym. I hired a personal trainer to help me learn how to be smart about exercise. And she has become a friendly psychologist during our sessions. I want to enter my 60's in a healthy place physically, the good Lord willing. I do need to work on my intake....I struggle to stay on a healthy food regimen. So that is a significant goal for me.
The other goal for me is to learn how to be willing to not be sad. I am reading this book about the grieving process. The author is a dying husband who gives his wife permission to not be sad. I really struggle with that. As I said earlier, my pain is subsiding. One of the thoughts that starts to creep in is that of almost like being afraid that I will no longer be sad. I think I worry that I might forget her. So my goal is to have her become this special person who I will forever love but whose memory does not force me to be sad. She wants me to be happy.
Norske1
Norske1

exploringgrief - your message is so powerful and something we all have felt, I know I have had those same feelings after my husband passed. I was surrounded with friends and family, which helped, but they had their own lives to live. Each morning I ended my prayer time with "God, whose life can I touch today?" taking my thoughts off of me. I started a small group through my church for widows/widowers 55+, a group that shares our stories and learns to live life, going to plays, movies, restaurants, walks, etc. It has really helped me and all the others in our group. Life is a process - always moving forward.
Babs33
Babs33

I have been working on cutting out my sugar intake, getting more fruits and vegetables, and drinking more herbal tea. I am also working on my relationship with my sister. These new year's resolutions have been ongoing for a couple years, but I think good nutrition helps with my anxiety.
SomeDepressedGuy
SomeDepressedGuy

I stopped hurting myself
PrincessLynnie
PrincessLynnie

I feel that with my emotional health, I'm doing better in the past few months than I have in many years. In reference to my physical health, I need to work on my intake and on my exercise. I am in PT now because I have arthritis in my left knee.
EmilyRoseMari46
EmilyRoseMari46

I stopped cutting and burnt my suicide notes.
tkbvk0
tkbvk0

I am trying to stay focused on being active since my loss. Don’t want to become secluded. Reaching out to old friends to interact with.
Saddmomm
Saddmomm

I feel several things. Sad. Grief. Frustration. My son is half through a 7 year prison sentence. His mistake feels like my mistake. Would love a support group nearby. I just don't know what to do. How to move forward. Any advice is welcomed.
cabracelet
cabracelet

I want to lose weight. Just question though, how come the hyperlink does not work any more? for example this is my journal which I want to capture my journey: https://www.dailystrength.org/journals/magnetic-therapy-for-weight-loss-does-it-really-work-1