Monday, April 28, 2008


I'm on my walk today and I ask the person I'm walking with how her sister in law is doing [about 2 months ago she had a heart attack (at 47) and during her recuperation and perhaps because of her age, health status and family she had an epiphany]. My friend said that she's healing well and that she needs to call her because it's been about 10 days since she spoke to her and she wants to see if she's still in epiphany mode.

That got me thinking......Why do we get inspired or epiphanized or get on a roll and then forget or fall off the proverbial wagon? What happened between the OMG and a day later? week later? month later? What can we do to hold onto that feeling so that we don't lose it or fall off the wagon? So I came up with some ideas and maybe we can help each other out.

First, you need to share your ah ha with someone[s]. Second, you need to remind yourself of that "ah ha" by leaving yourself notes, phone messages, unwritten signs [like a red ribbon on your pantry door], meaningful books, etc. Third, if your epiphany is about weight, leave your favorite jeans or bathing suit out in the closet and make a schedule of trying them on [like every monday and friday]. And last, make a pact with someone to ask how you are doing every other day.

This way if the feeling is there, but beginning to wane, a chit chat with someone who can remind you about your ah ha and how good you felt and what the conversation around your ah ha was about, may re-inspire you. Pick someone you feel comfortable talking to. Someone who doesn't mind making and/or receiving the calls. It doesn't have to be someone in the group. Whomever you shared your feelings with is the person or are the people that will hopefully get you back on track. An email asking how you're doing may bring out a response that you didn't know was in you.

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