Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Small Change = Big Change
When I first purchased this Filofax many months ago, I thought I was getting it to keep track of myself.
I was feeling very overwhelmed at the time, having finally really figured out what my individual mental health symptoms all added up to. I was also feeling very determined to overcome all of it once and for all so I saw this as part of my "program."
I got the Filofax to track symptoms, triggers, things that helped, ways to distract myself when my brain was acting up (or out). I was even tracking my food, because when I am in the midst of a downward spiral, I forget to eat.
This tracking lasted a short time, because I discovered some things that quickly made a huge difference in my life. I also was teaching dance and yoga more and more.
Otherwise, I was really starting to live the life I was meant to live.
Tracking symptoms was becoming less and less of an imperative. More and more of some obligation to an old version of myself.
This past Thursday, I made a big change.
I tore all the tabs out of my Filofax that had to do with my disease, and I replaced those tabs with My Life.
Those tabs are now for tracking my ideas, my passion, my dreams, my goals.
Those tabs are now all about YES!