Saturday, April 14, 2012
Every once in a while I've been a junction or crossroads, personally and professionally, and I've wondered which route to take.
Sometimes the prospect of immediate gain, be it a job or relationship, has seemed an easier route to instant gratification. But not all short-term gain is desirable and if the end result of the action means deviating from, blurring or losing the larger picture, it's simply not worth it. So how do you know when to take on a short-term endeavor or which route to take when you come to the fork in the road?
Shut your eyes and visualize a perfect day from the moment your eyes opened in the morning to the time you slept at night when your 65-years-old.
Where do you wake up? What does you home look like? Who's in the home with you, a partner, grown-up children, perhaps grandchildren?
If you have a spouse, what would he be like? What are the qualities in him that you are in tune with and appreciative of, now that the external appeal has diminished?
What do you get up and do? Do you still work, have a hobby, or perhaps involved in social causes? What is your source of income? How do you fill your day? Who are your friends and what do you do together?
Visualize that one perfect day to its smallest detail and if the decision you take today in the tiniest way leads to the manifestation of that perfect day and life, it's the right one to take!
So what did you do along the way in your journey to healthier living? Did you rest more days than exercise? Do you over indulge in eating habits you know won't lead you to a healthy lifestyle? What are your goals and aspirations?
Our journey begins one day at a time and if the smallest decision is to exercise 10 minutes a day, or track everything we have eaten, good or bad, that is what makes it a perfect day, being honest with ourselves.
Enjoy today... Donna