• Lara Flanagan

Day 25 - 360 days




Day 25 – Thursday 28th January 2021

Non-essential purchases: none

Weight: 66.5 kg – 4.3 kilos in 25 days

Calories: Under 1200 calories

Alcohol: none (day 25 of 25)

Exercise: 60-minute walk. 24-minute yoga. 23-minute yoga.


I had the loveliest surprise today. I had a bit of a flat morning and once I had a break from work, I popped my Tenterfield Show photos down to the show secretary. The secretary asked me if I was attending the presentation evening of the Capture Tenterfield competition. This was a separate competition launched last year because of drought and fire funding. To be honest, I had entered so long ago. Initially, I thought I had been unsuccessful, then I completely forgot about it.


She then suggested it would be nice if I attended as I was one of the prize-winners. So I rearranged my plans, and Archie, Rissie, Momma, Phil and I attended and I walked away with three prizes. It absolutely made my month.


Sometimes it is easier to doubt than believe

A 360-days musing......


It is funny as I was completely flat today. I struggled to find a photo this morning, I could not capture the light and then that ridiculous little voice in my head started repeating herself over and over again. By about 11 am I was not even sure if I should be using the word photographer to describe myself. (So as you can see, the timing of the presentation tonight was rather fortuitous.)


Everywhere you look, you can find people doing it bigger and better than you. Everyone has an opinion that they think they are entitled to share. You can look for inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest, but just end up feeling inadequate. Sometimes it is so much easier to doubt than believe.


I want to leave more room for belief and less for doubt. As a result, I am trying to also focus on minimalising my psychological life as well as my physical life. We have so much going on in our heads that diverts our attention, our minds, and our confidence. With devices, social media, emails, texts, and everything else, it can be so hard to overcome the mental clutter.


This is why it is so important to turn things off to allow you to better listen to the beat of your own heart.

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