Painting Retreat…

I’m back, in case anyone may have noted my absence from the blogging world – I’ve been busy renovating my condo.

The time away has taught me a lot about myself. Painting walls, ceilings, and trim each brought a different lesson. Walls required the use of a brush for cutting, patience and a steady hand along with focus. I found myself using controlled breathing while cutting it was like qui gong with a brush. Painting trim was like plyometrics lots of squatting and stretching, I thought I’d be sore but wasn’t. Ceilings were by far my least favorite! Painting ceilings require a great deal of strength (and a flexible neck).

There were a number of times during this remodel that I wanted to quit, I had to use all my discipline to see the project to the end! I’m proud of myself! Yes, proud because I never used music a radio or any other distractions. I made this project into a mental retreat… The result my friends family and instructor all commented m new found peace…

Did you know you could find yourself in Home Depot?


Inch By Inch…

I’m a big picture kinda gal. I like to review the whole and work backwards toward the end. This is a a great way to goal set but it often gets me to a state of anxiety. For example; my tiny little condo apartment needs an overhaul. I can see what needs to be done and have budgeted for it but for the past three years keep putting it off! Why because I can’t stand the chaos!The thought of creating a huge mess,screwing up my schedule,interfering with my cats and my sanity, is overwhelming!

It was that thought I took with me on my latest training run. I reviewed all the pros and cons of the “big project” and then it hit me make this project a lot of small projects! (You’re all laughing), sometimes I and I guess we psyche ourselves out of doing something because we’re afraid of the time,money or in my case chaos of a goal. ¬†Which is understandable challenges are meant to make us grow.

So whenever I have to paint a room, balance quickbooks or run a 5k my approach will be inch by inch!

Gotta go pick out paint,