Oh, boy, do I feel refreshed!!! Everyone stayed in their respective beds and I’m ready to rock and roll today. What a difference a day makes. Like they say nothing lasts forever. As I was driving to work I was looking out and seeing the beautiful sky and noticing people were a lot cheery. For me these days I don’t try to focus on what day it is, but people really do look forward to the weekends. How can we look forward to every day and not let the regular weekdays effect us as much as they do? I think something that really works for me is when I wake up every day I make a list of things that I am grateful for. This morning I was grateful for many things. I am grateful for my family, the roof over my head, the food in the fridge, the willpower to be a better person every day or have the energy to keep on trying. Yesterday was a challenge to get going, but I fought through it. The struggle certain days is real, at times it feels like nothing can really work, but then you find a way. You always have to find a way!!! Like I said my sharing is a great way for me to start and to continue on my day. Yesterday after work I picked up the kids and we went over to the gym. They were excited to play at the kids club. After I dropped them off I decided I was going to run. Running for me is always the most challenging of workouts. It is a lot of mental endurance and being present in the moment to push through the grueling exercise. I thought it would be a great challenge for myself to feel accomplished and add another positive move in my day. I moved myself four miles away from my negative self, it was great! I like setting mini goals throughout my day to overcome challenges. This is a way for me to grow and become better for myself and all around me. What are you doing o every day to push yourself to be better? What are some of your goal to be better?
Today I’m looking forward to making positive impactful decisions that will make my day great. I will feed my body with healthy food, I will find time to read a book for pleasure, I will exercise and I will be together with my loved ones. These simple task will help me be calm and relaxed. Yesterday I saw an interesting Ted Talk by Suan Pinker a developmental psychologist. Susan Pinker reveals how in-person social interactions are not only necessary for human happiness but also could be a key to health and longevity. I really found this interesting, The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the Islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.
Today, when you are focusing on being healthy, remember face to face interaction with people will help you live a long and healthy life according to this Ted Talk. Focus on people!!! P.S It won’t hurt you to exercise and eat well also!!!