It has been a LONG time since my last post. This partly due to me trying to figure out my blog (still learning) and trying to find time (still learning). Alas, the time has come to begin this blog in earnest. From my last posts I have lost weight, gained weight, lost weight again and gained weight again. According to Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager Balances Life & Work) getting a hold of your physical health is the first step in organizing your life. I think this may be true most of the time and yet, I am still developing in other areas of my life which are healthier than ever before.
The reality we all face is that there is only so much time in a day, week, month etc. and every moment we are making choices as to how we will prioritize our activities in those blocks. If we were all honest, we all might agree that there are times with stress simply causes us to grasp time to be slugs. In my life this is often caused because I haven’t structured my times of rest and eventually need to take them. I am learning that planned rest is the best rest for the best health. If my blog wasn’t constantly getting its security tested by those wanted to corrupt my site, I would open the comment section up for a discussion for each of you to share how you have incorporated planned rest times in your life-schedule. Alas, since this is largely a one-sided conversation I will let you know how I will do with this all in the future and what helpful tips I find to pass along.
Until then, let me leave you with this encouragement/challenge that was passed along to me this week: “Change only occurs when the pain of staying the same is larger than the pain the change requires.” Where are the areas in life you most desire to change? What has kept you from finding victory in these areas? What resources do you need to make it happen? Life is a challenging adventure…keep surging forward and taking new ground in your life. The best is yet to come!