Boundaries are something most people I know can stand to do more work with. We benefit by having rules and limitations on our behaviors and how we let others treat us. Having boundaries around our thoughts and emotions is a new spin on the concept, a spin I hadn’t considered before.
What do you think of when you hear something like “Live your dash”? My immediate thought was about how I live life — dashing around, being involved with many things, and hurrying and scurrying.
Everything in life cycles. In college, as an environmental conservation student, we talked about weather, population, and food cycles. When I was in real estate we talked about sales cycles. Humans have life cycles.
What a concept! It’s one I subconsciously have subscribed to, and it took a friend pointing out the value of learning from failures that helped me realize the benefit of making that concept a conscious one. Do you seek and embrace failure on your path to learning and winning, or do you shy away from failure? Do you go so far as to avoid starting things you fear you’ll fail at doing right the first time?
In some class I took at some point in the past 20 years, The Mirror Exercise was introduced. The intention was to learn to love yourself. The assignment was to spend time looking at yourself in the mirror and when you were comfortable, say “I love you” to yourself. Sounds easy, doesn’t it. Let me assure you that it wasn’t.
Adventure has long been a part of my life. Oh, the fun of it all! Small adventures when I was small to large adventures later. I realized adventure is what fuels me and that I need to make time for it in my life. I learned adventure is a state of mind.
…when it comes to tending to his health. So, how is it he’s lost 32 pounds in two years — without really trying? He looks great! His bloodwork numbers are good, too. I have his secret to share, though it doesn’t totally make sense to me. Are you curious?
It keeps hitting home with me that as we get older we quit playing and having fun. Especially compared to what we did as children. The adults I see in life seem miserable, in the big scheme of things. They take life so seriously, even when they do play. I see them rebuff the jokesters and kidders; either they don’t get the joke or harumph at the silliness. Oh, not all of them, but too many of them. I sure wish they’d join in on the fun.
Sitting is the new smoking. Only, there is no warning label on some package you buy about the dangers of sitting as there is on a package of cigarettes. You won’t find concerned citizens rallying in front of government buildings or picketing stores in protest to the dangers represented by sitting too much.
Being told something can’t be done brings out resistance in me. Of course “it” can be done, even if you don’t know how — yet. Aging is one of those things that we’re told is natural and it can’t be helped, that it happens as it does. Enter my attitude: “of course it can be helped”. Telomeres may be one part of the solution for what helps change the face of what natural aging looks like. Color me tickled!