As many of you know, I wear my heart on my sleeve. And, my emotions. Good or Resistant, Positive or Negative, I speak my truth. The bravery it takes to put yourself out there to 1000 people is either considered heroic or reckless. In either perception, I write because I love to write.
The exercise of writing is just as important to me as my workouts, my dietary habits and my family. (Not in any particular order). I categorize my love for writing up there with personal development and even more so, personal responsibility. If you go to my website or the about page on this blog you will see I have not deviated from the core of this message three years ago now, when it comes to taking personal responsibility for all actions big or small.
I know not everyone is willing to get up at 4 O’Clock in the morning and have coffee with their husbands in order to spend quality time together before you race off to life. (or partners.wives, etc..)…. and not everyone is willing go to the gym once a day (or once a week for that matter) and do at least 15 minutes of a necessary daily workouts because we are tired….. Many of you say, you do not have time but have you realized the exercise will eventually rejuvenate you and take care of being tired. (In many cases)……. I know it is hard to get to a gym when you drive to work an hour a day, plus sit there in email jail for 9 hours then come home and either do laundry or dinner or both or nothing. Life is tiresome. But, if you cannot do something seek some type of life coach session. You are potentially shortening your life span by not moving regularly. Me, I Dance when I cannot do anything else.
So think about doing what you can do, when your feet hit the floor at 4am, 5am, or 7 am. It does not matter when your clock is set to go off, it matters that when you get up to stretch that body. (Booooooddddyyyyyyy).
Take some time and love on your Fascia! (For those of you that do not know what fascia is, come see me.)
Other Ways to Get Real About Personal Responsibility?
When you get up in the morning, if you have had a previously hard day, week, month or year, I ask you to start yourself on a daily exercise of at least writing down 3-5 things you are thankful for. Many of us have a notebook laying around the house somewhere so put that “mother-scraper” by your bed-side. And with a pen. A nice pen. A pen that if you lost it you would be looking for the thief! A pink or blue pen. A Pen. Not a Keyboard. 😦
Guys, listen, I am just as tired as the next person. Sooooo many people see me on social media, cranking out these newsletters, volunteering at events, posting videos in the gym and just being all around CRAZY but they do not always agree with me or think I am being real……. I am not asking anyone to agree with anything I say, or write, but I am asking you to think about how you are living your daily life because I am taking personal responsibility for living mine and I am documenting it!
If Joel Osteen or Kim Kardashian were writing this post, there would be a flux towards better health and people would buy their books by the millions. But because I am a living middle aged prototype, and I journey by blogging and v-logging (thank you Nichole) my steps, I get laughed at. I really do!
And, I laugh at that fact! I love it! I want people to laugh at me! I want people to think she has gone bee-zonkers to find the path of good health! I want people to see me singing praises to a happy life like I were dancing on Sesame Street! (Miss those days). And if that seems self-centered and rude, you are so missing the point!
I am cheering for YOU to find complete and total wellness Mind, Body and SPIRIT!! (To the best of your God given abilities!) Because, my future is heading toward therapy and fitness and life coaching and though I am no spring chicken, I am feeling pretty good for middle age but it has taken WORK!!! A Lot of HARD WORK! (inside and out).
A man named Winston, once said to us “What you do in your 40’s, determines how you will live the rest of your life.” That stuck with me big time!
Times are changing. People are changing. Our Society is changing…. FAST! And, I have about 6 minutes before it is shower (show) time. I have a long journey ahead to meet with clients and business prospects but I am doing it!
I am wearing my life on my sleeve documenting my days so that one day, when someone comes along this buried e-correspondence, and I have moved on like Prince, that maybe just maybe it will inspire someone like me to have better health, better working conditions and a better body 🙂 I know it is not easy to do all of these things each day but I am showing you that wearing my heart on my social media sleeve, is all about accountability and about personal responsibility. And that is something universally no matter what your race, creed, color, or religion, that you are responsible for. Period.
Have a great Thursday!