What’s up? How are you doing? Are you following through with your new year resolution(s)? Or have they already been kicked to the curb? If you abandoned them, why?
I’m asking because it happens all too often. We make a promise to change, but then we realize it takes [hard] work to produce a real change, and before we know it we are doing the exact thing(s) we wanted to stop doing.
It seems impossible. It feels like a never ending cycle...When will it stop?
(Hint: When you make it stop)
We have the power to achieve the goals we set in our minds. Whether this is for our health and fitness, finances, etc. We just have to take the time to do it. Thinking about it is easy, but doing...that’s a whole different story. We can see in our minds how it’s going to go; better, how we want it to go. The visualization is bright. It’s vivid. It’s all within reach.
When the new year comes, however, it isn’t all montages of you kicking ass with your favorite music playing in the background. It’s the real world and it’s a grind.
With all the, what seems to be, wasted effort and constant curve balls life keeps throwing, you end up going back to the same, tired, routine. Spending time on who knows what, but it’s definitely not on the things you were setting out to work on. Before you know it we are six months into the new year and we are kicking ourselves in the butt for allowing so much time to go by. Not only did it go by, it went fast. Now you’re left thinking about everything you could have achieved in that time...It’s a lousy cycle.
Time can be funny. When we are passive (think “auto-pilot”) time seems to fly by, but when we are working on something, when we are taken out of our comfort zone, time can feel like it’s taking forever.
The other funny thing about time is we always seem to be running out of it. We never seem to have enough time to do what’s truly important to us.
When we are bustling on throughout the year we find it harder and harder to “find time” to keep our resolutions alive. All of these “things” just keep getting in the way.
So what am I getting at with all of this?
I want you to want to take care of yourself as much as you wanted to watch the super bowl.
I want you to take care of yourself with the same passion you have for music.
I want you to take care of yourself as much as you take care of your car.
I want you to take care of yourself as if it mattered as much as everything else in your life that takes up so much of your time.
No matter how busy life gets do your best to take the time to work on those things you’ve been saying you will do. Before we know it more time will pass us by... Opportunities become missed.
Time doesn’t wait on any of us. It doesn’t care if you had a bad week. A bad month...it keeps moving.
Time doesn’t get stuck or hung up on moments, which we often do... As time flows, as should you.
Take care of yourself this year. Get away from the distractions. They will always be there. We can always visit them. The important things in life, like our health and fitness, won’t always be there.
Take the time. Put in the effort. Achieve your goals.
Until next time