Tuesday, August 16, 2011
My tried and true Daily Motivator provided the message I needed to hear this morning...
Change of focus
Don’t waste your time complaining about what brings you down. Instead, get yourself away from it in whatever way you can.
If you’re in a negative pattern, break the pattern by establishing a new, more meaningful, positive and empowering one. Doing what you’ve always done will continue to get you what you’ve always gotten, and to get a change you must make a change.
Reach inside and reacquaint yourself with what you truly care about. Your authentic purpose is far more important than keeping up old habits or superficial appearances.
This is your life and this is your opportunity to do something positive about it. You are far more powerful than you’ve allowed yourself to be.
Decide to use that power in the service of what is most important to you. Though a change of focus will initially be frightening and uncomfortable, you will soon feel you’re right where you belong.
The beautiful possibilities are calling. Now is your moment to focus your life upon, and to allow, what really matters.
— Ralph Marston greatday.com/motivate/index.html
After 5 years on SP, I am realizing that I have learned what my strengths are and I know where my challenges lie. As I look to the 2nd half of August and my return to work and routine, I understand I need to get my focus back.
I was sent a message from a friend to let me know a former boyfriend passed away just this Friday (Aug 12) and it really hit home... just how precious life is. He was only 47. He had developed cancer a couple of years ago and obviously the disease was very agressive and he lost the battle. Ironically, the friend who let me know is the cancer survivor who has been battling the disease for about 10 years now...
Our bodies are our temples and how we treat it matters. If nothing else, this is a reminder of how our life choices make a difference in how we live and feel. As I honor those who have lost their lives to cancer, I make a pledge to get back on track with my healthy eating and exercise routine.
To begin simply, cutting out the mindless junk food eating again and ensuring at least 30mins of activity every day. It begins with a 7 day 'detox' - the GNC Complete Body Cleanse... to give my body the break it needs from the 'vacation' mode and bring it back to normal living.
I want to be living life to the fullest for a very long time... and I'm going to make sure I never take ONE day for granted! We never know how precious our health is until it is taken from us... May all of you my dear SP friends be blessed with radiant health and make choices that support active, healthy LIVING!!