Daily Quote: The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live. Dr Jim Loehr
Have you ever used this excuse for not exercising–I just don’t have the time. In reality this excuse is based on not making exercise a priority in your life.
There is simply no replacement for exercise. A consistent exercise program offers a reliable and natural way to boost your mood and increase your self-esteem. When you exercise, your body produces substances called endorphins. These are the biochemicals that are associated with producing a euphoric feeling of peace and satisfaction. Besides the obvious physical benefits of daily exercise, being physically active also offers important emotional benefits and is one of the most powerful influences that you can inject into your life. If you are not presently engaged in a consistent exercise program, it is time to embrace this concept and begin. As George Bernard Shaw so eloquently said, “You see things and you say, why? But I dream things and I say why not?” Why not make today the day you revisit your dream of health and commit yourself to exercise. There is no better gift to give your body and your mind and it will help make your dream of a healthier life come true.
If you want to be healthy, inside and out, you simply must incorporate exercise into your life. Regular physical activity is a major contributor to effective weight loss, improved physical health and emotional well-being. Research consistently shows that regular physical activity, combined with healthy eating habits and adequate water intake, is the most efficient and effective way to improve your health, control your weight and enhance your mood.
Now we all know that exercise is a key to our physical and emotional health, so why don’t we do more exercising?
1. We do not put exercise time on our things to do list. The more exercise is planned and scheduled the more we do it.
2. We alck the energy to get-up and go. This is because we don’t understand how energy is depleted and are willpower is less efficient the longer the day go es on. Pick an early morning time to exercise. If you think I don’t have the time to do it in the morning, then add 30 min. to your day by getting up earlier and exercising
3. Learn to measure how you are doing–keep an exercse journal and reward yourself as you see progress.
4. Study and learn how to build your “willpower muscle”
If we’re going to optimize our energy, says Dr. jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz in their New Your Times bestselling selling book The Power of of Full Engagement:: “we need to recognize that our willpower is (a) weaker than we think and (b) more draining to employ than we think. Every time we have to consciously decide whether or not we’re going to do something, we deplete energy. This is why schedules work, and where rituals come in handy. They remove some of the exhaustion associated with choic..“We use the word ‘ritual’ purposefully to emphasize the notion of a highly structured behavior,” write Loehr and Schwartz. “In contrast to will and discipline, which require pushing yourself to a behavior, a ritual pulls at you. Brushing your teeth is something to which you feel consistently drawn, compelled by its health value. You do it without much conscious effort or intention. Rituals ensure we use as little conscious energy as possible, leaving us free to focus our energy in creative, enriching ways.”
Self-Coaching Challenge–.Make an action plan for building exercise into your daily routine. Start with small steps and set a date to begin andwho will support you in your personal change project?
Connections–And that is the Way it is– by MW Hardwick
If you’re uncertain about life that is okay
Experiences push you to confront and accept yourself
A boys’ life rich with imagination, questions and challenges
Sometimes I thought that
Nothing could touch me or reach me,
When dribbling my peach like leather ball on the gravel
Or standing at the foul line fingers in the groves
Arc of the ball go through the net
Hearing the …swish…
Imaging the winning shot…
Wouldn’t you rather
Be doing this than sitting down
For dinner of cream tuna, peas and toast
Or hearing the latest from Cronkide
All of us listening…to and waiting for
“that is the way it is” … “that is the way it is…” DEC 5TH, 1959
Almost as powerful as my connection with the ball…
Approaching life as a game…I made my enjoyment greater than my effort.
Quote: The world is but a canvas to our imaginations–Thoreau
Reflection: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DREAMING ABOUT AND IMAGINING? Nothing happens until you act on these dreams. So what is holding you back? You must believe you have the power to act on your dreams. To make dreams of your imagination come true you must want them and see them. When it comes to translating dreams into reality you must be motivated to learn new skills. A crucial step in learning is that people learn what they want to learn. One study by Specht and Sandlin on the “Differential effects of Experiential Learning Activities and Lecture Classes in Accounting,” for an MBA required course showed that students retained their new knowledge for about six weeks or until they were tested on the material. The end of dreaming is to end fear of failure and act on your reality by learning skills necessary to be competent in your field of knowledge.
Action Activity: What dreams are unfilled in your life? What can you do today to move from imagination about the future to action? Stop stopping yourself and begin living your dreams become a motivated and life-long learner.
We all know the story of J.K. Rowling’s great success with the Harry Potter series. Yet the author has been pretty shy about giving extensive interviews on who she is and how did she make it to the top in her field. Now the writer talks about her difficult time in getting to the top. Her self-disclosing story was captivating and the lessons learned are ones we all need to hear. It appears like she was a reluctant speaker and she starts out slow, edge and nervous but by the end she has the audience on the edge of their proverbial seats. Enjoy and let the words of this great artist wash over you http://youtu.be/nkREt4ZB-ck