Welcome to the first edition of Tuesday Topics for 2023! Kim and I have more fun topics for this year and are excited for you to join us every week. We will continue to have the last Tuesday of every month to be a FREE Topic.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: Your word for 2023. You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
Below are the words I’ve had in the past. I thought I had more than two, but I must and never wrote about them.
Last year my word was “Patience”. It wasn’t easy but I did well last year. I am working on a post about it and will have it ready by the end of January.
For 2023 I decided my word to be “Balance”. It was hard to pick a word. I thought about happy, smile, and enjoy. I want to be happier. I want to smile more. I want to enjoy more things in life. Then I realized that I could be happier, smile more, and enjoy more things in life if I can find a balance in my life.
Something that I definitely need to do is to stop spending so much time working. It leaves me exhausted and frustrated. I care about my students but no matter how much I do, it will never be enough. I can only do so much.
There have been times when I wouldn’t go for a run in the morning because I was doing stuff for school. I need to do more fun stuff (travel, meet with friends, go to the movies, etc.). While I know work is important, it shouldn’t consume my life.
I found these suggestions to help me find and keep my balance:
- Build healthy self-esteem
- Receive as well as receive
- Create positive parenting and family relationships
- Make friends who count
- Figure out your priorities
- Get involved
- Learn to manage stress effectively
- Cope with changes that affect you
- Deal with your emotions
- Have a spirituality to call your own
Here’s to 2023 and to find a balance!
Topic for next week – What are your Winter running plans and/or race schedule? Feel free to write about this topic or any running related topic. We hope you’ll link up with us!