Friday, November 9, 2012

Thought For The Weekend

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." - William Feather


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This saying makes me think about very small children and how they approach life. Everything is an adventure! If I think back and can even feel how that sense of adventure felt when I was a small child.

It's fairly easy to drum up a sense of adventure for the "happy" events in our lives. Feeling that same sense of adventure can be a bit more difficult for the less exciting events that life deals us. Practice does indeed make - if not perfect - makes for improvement.

I see many people approach healthy lifestyle change as something that sucks the pleasure out of life. This is usually a recipe for self defeat. By drumming up a sense of adventure you can make healthy changes much more comfortable, easier to maintain and yes, even exciting.

Don't just plod along day to day, week to week. Instead spend a little time thinking about what the next day or week will bring where healthy movement and eating is concerned. Will you be trying a new recipe or food? What kind of exercise will you do? Take time to take a mental snapshot of how healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction will change your life? Will you look different? Feel different? How will your life look?

Be your own cheerleader in the game we call life!

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