I’ve reached a pivotal point in my life. Fitness is a part of my everyday life. When you make it a lifestyle, you recognize the multiple benefits. It is no longer a means to an end. It enriches your day, affects your thoughts and mood, and makes you happy. Fit and health is not a destination, but a way of life. And more importantly, it can be enjoyed. It took me a long time to get here, but now that I am I realized it is the easiest way to stay fit.
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” (Groucho Marx). Can you imagine if it were as simple as that? If you had this much power and control over your life? The quote carries a lot of weight, given that it can be liberating yet frightening. Liberating because your happiness is not in other people’s hands or based on life’s curveballs. Frightening because you suddenly realize you had more power than you ever thought.
I am grateful for… the Holiday season. During the holidays, it is easy to fall into the trap of continuing the stress mode of our daily life. It can be easy to find new stressors relating to the holidays and/or keep holding on to all the past ones. Or, we can take the opportunity and shift our minds to a state of gratitude this holiday season.
With the surprising turn of events last night, I woke up today feeling anxious, sad, and heartbroken. I underestimated how many people would brush aside Donald Trump’s misogynist, racist, bigoted, and greedy comments and behavior and STILL vote for him. As much as I was in a trance-like state of disbelief this morning, I still had to go to work and resume my daily activities. So, I gathered 10 ways to calm my nerves and anxiousness and not let the election results completely ruin my day. AND affect my outlook on life and my beliefs that there are good people in this world. So if you’re freaking out about the future of our country, read on to breath a little easier.