A few months back, I signed up for a charity race. My company was sponsoring the event. I had to work the vendor table before the race. Naturally, I decided to run the race as well. The problem was that I signed up for the 10K without a training plan! Not the best strategy I assure you. Even so, I began working toward running 6 miles. At first, I ran on the treadmill for 10- 15 minutes. After doing so for a week, I bumped up the time. I ran for 20 minutes, 25 minutes, and so forth. I worked up to 45 minutes comfortably on the treadmill after a few weeks.
Peace: In this day and age, it is so difficult to find a mindful calmness. We have distractions, loud music, annoying people, and electronics that keep us busy. Finding peace and quiet almost means locking yourself in an empty room with nothing to do. Or, does it? The secret to outward peace is inward peace. Our minds create peace or chaos depending on what we feed it. If we feed busy distractions and fill our lives with commotion, our body will feel the business. If we fill our minds with peace, quiet, kindness, and compassion, we will feel such. Give yourself some quiet time and your body and mind will thank you.
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”-Elon Musk
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” —Conrad Hilton
“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.”—Marianne Williamson
I have been having a tough time lately. Whatever I do, it seems things have not been working out. To add to this, I had a few challenges all at once in a single week. I’m ok with one or two challenges at a time, But three to four? Give me a break! I felt like I couldn’t catch a break! I felt stuck. I was anxious and overwhelmed.
“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”— Roy Disney
The other day, I spoke with my grandfather on the phone. We had a wonderful conversation and it was the highlight of my day. If you don’t already do, I encourage you to do the same. Our grandparents are full of wisdom and knowledge from life experiences and will only be around a little longer. It’s a shame to think that some people do not appreciate their grandparents. We got on the topic of attitudes and values. My grandpa shared one of his lessons with me on how he has continued to stay positive and energetic despite his age. He named 5 “V”alues that allow us to become our best selves. Below is a summary of our discussion:
–Vigor: intensity of action or effect : force
–Vitality: lively and animated character/ the power of enduring
–Vertical: perpendicular to the plane of the horizon or to a primary axis : upright