Roller Coaster: Part 1
Sometimes I am tired and worn out with trying to keep it all together. It’s a new year and time to set goals, start fresh, change everything for the better, lose weight, exercise more, eat less, blah, blah, blah. Right now I don’t want to do any of that. I want to sit in my sweats and eat cookies and watch a chick flick or two (or three or four).
I had spent time writing a post about setting goals and steps to achieving them. But right now I want to crumple it up and throw it in the trash (this would be much easier to do if I was not typing on a computer).
Emotions. Man, they get the best of me.
I started setting a few goals at the first of the year, one of which was to not allow myself to be on an emotional roller coaster all the time. And here I am now writing about how I wish I could tear up an article about goal setting.
I should probably never post this because I am supposed to have it all together, right? Don’t we feel like we need to put on a face as if everything in life is going great, no problems, that all we want to do is serve others and be like Jesus? I will just be real: I do not feel that right now. At. All.
Why am I controlled by what I feel? How can I be discouraged when I have countless blessings overflowing from my cup? Please tell me I am not alone in this!
Feelings. Emotions. Oh, how they cannot be trusted. I guess that means I have to decide ahead of time how I will act. And here we are back to goals. We set goals to give us a compass of where we are headed. We decide what the end game is and backtrack on how to get there. When our actions are decided ahead of time we are not controlled by emotions. We have already chosen how to proceed in order to attain the prize.
I’m going to stop here-mid thought. There will be a follow up to this nonsense next week. But for now, I want you to consider over the next few days how many ups and downs you have. How many actions do you follow through with based on emotions? Can you see a stark difference in your outlook on life based on what day it is or even on what happened 5 minutes ago?
Emotions. Good thing our story doesn’t end here. But our conversation for today does. Let’s catch up next week.