Everything today is "instant." When is the last time you read a good book? Not out os necessity, but out for pleasure? Studies show that avid readers and people who engage in mind challenging activities are less likely to develop dementia than those who don't!
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While I chat on the telephone, I step, I have a walk in place video and know it by heart, so I practice it while chatting on the phone, helps burn some calories while catching up with friends and family, I also where my pedometer so I now how many steps I have done. 306
Great way to sneak in some extra exercise and mind doing it!!!
While exercising your mind is free to roam to unpleasant thoughts: work that needs to be done, problems not yet solved, and your slow progress in the exercise. I've chosen to learn Chinese by audio tapes during my runs. When concentrating on totlly new sounds, a half hour goes by very quickly. And at the end there is an immediate feling of accomplishment.58
During my workouts when I start to get tired or start to feel "the burn", especially when I am close to the end or to a point where I change a particular exercise, my mind starts coming up with reasons why it is OK to slow down or let up. I immediately shut down that thinking and tell myself "NO EXCUSES!" 306248252
Power through and give it all you've got, right to the last second. Don't let negative talk or excuses stop you from reaching your goals. Remember, it starts with the little things!104
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