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There is power in learning to harness Patience and Persistence to help you stay focused to achieve your goals.
In our point and click world we are a society that has developed a belief in instant gratification. We want things NOW! Waiting any length of time for anything seems like an unreasonable bother.
But it takes time to make things happen… Nine months to patiently wait for your baby to develop in the womb, the commitment (and persistence) to get out and do your weekly runs to get the body in shape to complete a marathon, making good food choices and paying attention portion control to maintain, or manage a weight loss program… You don’t make good food choices for one meal and miraculously lose twenty pounds! Patience and persistence are your allies to achieve success.
Acknowledge that it might take a little time and effort to reach your goals. Practice patience and persistence along with right action and you will ultimately achieve success with every worthwhile endeavor.
Children live to PLAY, but many adults forget what taking time to play is all about. How well-balanced is your life between work and play? Can you see how all work and no play not only can make you dull, and zap your vitality?
Generally speaking, men are pretty good at taking time to play, but “a woman’s work is never done.” Men tend to have lots of hobbies…you may even say that some collect hobbies. A boy has got to have his “toys.” But think about it, if you have toys, you’ll want to PLAY with them!
If you are a women with hobbies, and you actually make time, and take time to play, congratulations! Keep up those interests it will do wonders for your health and vitality.
Regardless of your gender, if you don’t have any hobbies that you’re passionate about, it might be time to try out a few new things and see what strikes your fancy to pursue for pleasure.
Hobbies allow us to put the business of life on the back-burner and just live in the moment. Whether it’s taking time for a long bike ride, working with your green thumb planting a lush vegetable garden, painting, drawing, singing, playing a musical instrument, reading a novel, or even navigating a complex video game, hobbies allow us to make mini-life-escapes that can restore, refresh, and renew our vitality.
What are you going to do today to PLAY?
Accomplishments. Goals. Life Purpose. Calling. Legacy… Are you on your path to make an impact and achieve your dreams, desires, and destiny?
The most important part of the equation to keep you heading in the right direction is YOUR HEALTH! Whether you’re goal is to be the next Nobel Prize winner, or the world’s best Mom, it takes a strong, healthy body, and the brain power to stay focused to keep you on the path of continuous improvement. Take positive action daily to reach your potential and be proud to show the world your accomplishments.
Do you really KNOW why you’re exercising and participating in a physical fitness program? Do you have a goal in mind with each and every workout? Do your workouts wear you out, and leave you wiped out, unable to do anything more than crawl home and take a nap? Or do you find that time spent with physical fitness activities actually elevates your mood and increases your energy level. Are the exercises in your workout program congruent with your goals to attain and maintain a well-balanced body, clear mind, and easily to anything you need to do for work and pleasure?
If the answer to any of these questions is “No,” or “I don’t know,” then it might be time to revisit your goals, revamp your training plan, and realign your mind and body to get the best results possible from your physical fitness program. Why waste your efforts… Focused fitness gets results. Besides, how much more fun will it be if everything you do is done with spontaneous ZEST and Pleasure!
Be Fit, Have Fun, and Live Life to It’s Fullest.
Learn to breathe well for better health! It’s great that the act of breathing is regulated by our autonomic nervous system. This means that whether we’re paying attention to breathing or not, we continue to inhale and exhale to stay alive. Our breath brings oxygen to our cells and feeds our brain. Inhaling lengthens the natural curves of our spine, to help decompress the body, open the joints, and helps free the body for better movement. Most people breathe to survive. But to really thrive, it takes conscious effort to reinforce healthy breathing habits. When you learn to breath well, you will have unlocked a secret key to better health.
Happiness is a state of being and it starts in the brain. Not only does the mind control our movements, but how we feel about our well-being and our life. You can try and blame others for how you feel, but the only person who is really in-charge of how you feel is YOU!
Here’s a great quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that just might help you shift your mindset to become the architect of your own happiness, “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
What are you the Architect of today? I hope you are building a healthy, happy life.
How much of your day involves PLAY?
Remember the proverb, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Without time off from work we become not only bored, but boring! To embrace life and enjoy living we need to balance our time between work and play. Children aren’t the only ones who should enjoy the privilege of play. Work Hard, Play Hard… Discover how much happier you’ll become when you find ways to play throughout your day!
There are many ways to increase energy. Food is too often the go-to substance for a pick-me-up, as food is a primary source of nutrients to provide energy to our cells. Meditation is a way to manage and focus our energy. Daily meditation helps calm our mind and our body to reduce stress and improve energy. And exercise, especially mind-body activities like Pilates, is a form of moving meditation. Not only does Pilates help deepening the connection between mind and body to reduce stress and improve focus, but by enhancing our strength, flexibility, and fitness we develop stamina. Ideally exercise should not wipe you out and leave you exhausted, but instead energize you so that after a long day at work, you have an abundance of energy to enjoy life, have fun, and play. Add to your reserve stockpile of energy, Do Pilates!
Are you ready to commit to making your dreams come true? It’s the time of year when we promise ourselves that this is going to be the year we’ll make some changes. We have big hopes and dreams, personal goals, professional goals… Motivation is high to turn over a new leaf and make some progress.
Commit this year to give yourself the time and energy needed to make progress towards improving your whole-body health. How do you plan to budget your time? Typically we spend eight or more hours a day at work. And then the average American spends almost 5 hours a day watching television! How much better would you feel if you had less TV time and more physical activity?
What can you do in the New Year to progress your wellness program? Make a plan and get started. Devote a sufficient amount of time to you, and your health improvement program and enjoy your progress! You can do it.
Happiness and Good Health Go Hand-In-Hand. Rarely do we consider our bank account of utmost importance when we think about being “happy.” Instead the top priority is our health, and the health and well-being of our family and friends.
Enjoy spending time with family and friends. Focus on the many blessings in your lives and celebrate the Season (and every day of your life) with an attitude of Gratitude and a happy heart.