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Weekend Quote: A Better Tomorrow

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I had a bit of a meltdown today. It wasn’t a stomp my feet and go crying out of the room meltdown but it was a meltdown all the same.

When I got home from work, I just couldn’t deal. I felt so overwhelmed. I know part of it, most of it, is my own doing. I’m famous for biting off more then I can chew. I know this and I’m working on it. But there’s just so many darn things I want to accomplish!

My biggest problem right now is really having so much to do I just don’t know where to start. So tonight, I didn’t. Instead, the husband and I took a walk, picked up the toddler and went out to dinner. Then we came home and finished unpacking 2 rooms. That little bit of progress was just what I needed to feel better.

Sometimes I think we all focus on our long term goals or the big picture too much. If we’d just slow down and work on something small everyday we not only get closer to our goals but build confidence in the process. This is true in everything from weight loss to unpacking a house.

I love this quote…

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
Doug Firebaugh

Just think if every day we did do one thing to make tomorrow better. Such a simple concept with the possibility of profound results.

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    Michelle in CA

    September 26, 2009

    That was a great quote Roni. I am adding it to my rotation of inspirational quotes :-)

    Glad to hear you stepped back and instead of becoming even more overwhelmed you were able to do something that made you feel better.

    Have a great weekend!


    September 26, 2009



    September 26, 2009

    That is a great quote, it is so easy to get lost in the big picture. I am totally overwhelmed rigth now by a job in a career I don’t enjoy, and taking classes to try to get the totally different career I think I want, but all that is still at least 3 years away. I need to slow down, and figure out how to enjoy today and make tomorrow better (and healthier)! Thanks-

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    September 26, 2009

    I’m glad you are feeling better.

    HOw funny that my WW meeting was about seeting small achieveable goals towards the bigger. This just reinforces that to me :-)


    September 26, 2009

    LOL this!


    September 26, 2009

    Glad I amuse you. LOL


    September 26, 2009

    of course my tired brain typed this wrong i meant

    LOVE this


    September 26, 2009

    LMAO – I thought you were joking.


    September 26, 2009

    Oh good… I was feeling so bad. I really did love this, I’ve had those moments A LOT this week, and that quote is incredible!

    As usual, you honesty really helps us (well, at least me) to know that the feelings we have are normal and we’re NOT alone!


    September 26, 2009

    exactly what the WW meetings all across the country were about this week!

    Katie (A Running Start)

    September 26, 2009

    I too had a meltdown yesterday so it was nice to read this post on my google reader right before bed. I am a full time student, full time employee, wife, and really trying to get a handle on my weight and training for my first run. Sometimes the best answer is to do NONE of the things that are begging for your attention. Great post!


    September 27, 2009

    hey…stay out of my brain Roni!! ;-)


    September 27, 2009

    Wow. You are not alone. It is interesting how this feeling is so common right now. I think you nailed the feeling for so many people. I tend to focus on the big picture all the time and then I forget to focus and enjoy the little things (like time with my wife and boys, cooking a good meal, going for a run or the gym). I agree with Rebeca, it is reassuring to know that we are not alone. Thanks.


    September 27, 2009

    Yes, why can’t we focus on the trees and not the forrest. I know exactly what you mean… every time I get overwhelmed… I really do try to concentrate on each task otherwise… it paralyzes me. I’m glad you’re doing beter. As for packing… just do what you can, when you can…

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    September 27, 2009

    Hang in there, Roni! Things will all come together for you!


    September 28, 2009

    Hi Roni,

    I totally know what you mean. I, too, find myself looking at the big picture way to often. It’s overwhelming!! I told myself when this school year started (I work in education) that I would make it a point to focus on TODAY..not tomorrow or next month. When I focus on the long-term, I find myself feeling defeated even before I get started. It’s crazy and I know I do this to myself!! There will always be a list of things to do. If we just take one day at a time, I think we’ll be saner and happier for it.