If you're stuck in a rut that's affecting your mind, body and happiness in negative ways, here are three actionable steps you can start implementing right now to get the wheels of much-needed change turning:
While it is true that there are a lot of issues these days, there are also bits of light still to be seen. In the interest of finding something nice to talk about to offset all of the bad, here are five things I am happy about.
The worst that can happen is you don't like it and move on. But what may happen is that you change your life forever. You may just find your happy zone, where fitness is not just used to attain better health and wellness but is your gateway to fun and excitement.
Move kindly through life, remembering that everyone is fighting their own battle within. Be grateful that life is temporary, for that is precisely what makes it all so precious. Enjoy goosebumps, déjà vu, dreams and chills up the spine which remind us of the magic in the world.
There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head.
What small pleasures can you add in to your day? Give the gift of You back to Yourself in the smallest of doses and the rewards will start to add up. Enjoyment will begin to be felt. As they say, it's the little things that count.
Autumn seems like an appropriate time to share some expert advice about regrets. Poets associate the coming of fall with lost chances, missed opportunities, and the passing of precious time. Tennyson looked at an autumn landscape and evocatively wrote the following.
I will move forward in my life with confidence. The painful experiences and hurts will no longer define who I am or what I am going to accomplish from here forward. Today is the beginning of the rest of my amazing life, and I intend to live it with conviction, purpose, love, and joy.
Whether it's an hour, a day, a month or a year, eventually we have a tendency to become unsatisfied with the current status quo and convince ourselves that getting to another benchmark will automatically make us happy.
Happiness is not outside of you, it is not found in the things you do, the things you have or who you think you need to be. Embrace the now, slip into your consciousness and be one with the moment, be the moment.
A fruitful, fulfilling career is, without a doubt, something everyone desires. In addition to having the monetary benefits required to live a high quality of life, it also builds connections and provides opportunities for advancements.
"How come your arms are all wrinkled up?" the little girl asks. I've got ichthyosis. It makes my skin look overly dry, scaly and cracked, darker than normal. Much like a snake's skin, but I suppose 'wrinkled' describes it too.
We all know that our brains learn by repetition. So, if we want to learn a new skill or habit, repetition is key. We learn by practice. Doesn't it make sense then that the thoughts we "practice" over and over become our habits and eventually shape our character and personality?
Life after 50 is a choice. You can invest in your health, wealth and happiness. Or, you can let yourself go. You can build a solid foundation for the future. Or, you can accept age-related problems as inevitable.