Never get too busy you forget your passions

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What are your passions? What makes your heart beat faster, adrenaline pump, and eyes light up in true amazement? Are you living your passions or are you putting them in the back burner for when you have time to do what you love? Its a busy world we live in, working, cleaning, doing laundry, dishes, paying bills and trying to make time for the ones we really care for. But there is that voice in the back of our heads, how about me?

Many of us are so busy working hard to keep it all together that we forget what really matters and THAT IS BEING HAPPY. How can we help others when we can’t even help ourselves? Without carving time for our daily passions our energy can get low, days can be routinely and before we  know it we are just going through the emotions, just surviving when we should be waking up with vigor and excitement. Lately I realized my days were just like that feeling routinely and before I knew it I was truly stuck in a rut. I wasn’t motivated to start the day with a jump because I wasn’t giving myself time for what I really wanted to do. I thought man would it feel awesome to jump out of bed in the morning feeling like there are not enough hours to have fun!? I wondered if every day could feel a little like a weekend instead of going through the motions. I wanted to feel like a kid again, excited about the small things and losing track of time. I know what you may be thinking if you read this far, maybe its not all that realistic to think I could be like a kid again without a worry in the world and fully enjoying the now. But I disagree, I think you get what you focus on in life and its up to you to create the rest of your story. It’s never too late to start a new chapter.

MY passions are drawing, writing, meditating, running in nature and drinking coffee. How does one fit all those in? Here’s a solution! What I did was make a promise to myself to fit those things in my daily routine, the things that make me feel alive and well balanced.I wouldn’t break a promise to a friend so I’m not breaking this one either. Time is of the essence of course so even if I get 5 minutes of meditation or just sketch a picture once a day I am doing something for me.This culture makes us feel bad for wanting to be selfish and give to ourselves however my argument here is that if we can’t make ourselves happy how can we bring others up with us?

The secret to success lies in your daily routine. Some of the most successful people carve out an hour to do what they love everyday. I hope some of you can make a promise to yourself to do more for you too. It’s your life so make time for your passions.

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so you want to become fit but you have no idea where to start…?

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You are not alone. It has been found that a striking 40 percent of American adults have jobs that keep them at their desks and are not physically active at all.So at the very least I am going to ask you to become active weather it be starting to ride the bike for 20 minutes at the gym every day, starting a fun ab buster workout tape that’s collecting dust or just taking your dog for a walk daily.Something is always a hell of a lot better than nothing.

Becoming physically active has so many benefits from skill related to health related to psychological components but most importantly it will improve your overall quality of life. 

  • So what you need to know is how many times a week do you need to workout to be considered fit…?
  • According to the American College of Sports Medicine all healthy adults need moderate intensity physical activity 5 days a week for 30 minutes of time, unless you do more vigorous activity in which case you must exercise 3 days a week for 30 minutes at a time.
  • Strength Training: 3 days a week is recommended. 
  • Next you need to eat a proper diet.
  • Do not smoke (smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease) If you are having trouble quitting cold turkey then cutting back and weening off is always an option. Smokers out there I challenge you to go to the gym and listen to yourself breathe on the treadmill, I guarantee you will hate the fact that your lungs are wheezing and your health will become evident to you. Cut back more and more and notice your day to day improvement. 
  • Practice Stress Management. My advice is do some cardio,deep breathing, stretching,yoga, visualization
  • Lastly advocate self care-advocate self responsibility- In other terms take care of yourself! Do not treat your stomach like a trash can or it will become one. Our bodies want us to exercise and eat right just notice how good you feel when you do get moving!
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