It’s Time To Focus On Something Else
By Meggan Larson
Lately, I’ve been pretty inwardly focused which is kind of odd for me. I find that when I get that way I eat more than usual and can even fall into a depression if I’m not careful. I over analyze everything, take things way too personally, and get sad about silly things. I noticed that this was happening and I did what I always do…
First, I spent time with Jesus. Ain’t nobody got time to waste on that nonsense and Jesus is the fastest way to get me out of a funk. And next, I poured myself into a couple of projects that are important to me. I love helping people and now that it’s September I can start to focus on my Christmas non-profit. I’ve been running it for several years now and it brings me great joy to secretly bless struggling families over Christmas. I’m putting together an event, and running my business, and working part-time from home, and I honestly didn’t have time to feel sorry for myself anymore. I no longer had the time to sit around and overeat because I was too busy focusing on other things.
Obviously, not everyone has a huge project they can throw themselves into. The point is that when you find yourself feeling sorry for yourself and starting to sabotage your own success, it’s time for a change of focus. Whether it’s helping others, writing, reading, or just something else to think about other than yourself. You’ve got to get outside of yourself for a minute and remember what’s important. Remember the people around you that love you. And remember why you started on this journey in the first place. Shake the dust off your feet and get back up honey.
You got this!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her five year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!