I’ve just returned from a trip to the local supermarket. I had to wait a while at the checkout so did a bit of people watching to pass the time. Then it struck me..
Around 90% of the people I saw looked decidedly unhealthy!
Admittedly it was during the day, in a town with a high percentage of older people but hey! I’m over 60 and certainly don’t feel the need to have my shopping trolley support me simply because I can’t support my own weight! And, if I’d been there just after school came out the picture wouldn’t have been that dissimilar, simply a younger demographic.
I took a closer look…
The vast majority were overweight, had a sluggish, congested pallor to their faces. Their bodies and demeanour slumped, lacking in energy and their expressions ranged from vacant to downright miserable.
They all looked either oblivious to the way they felt or… was it hopeless and powerless to change?
This sorry sight posed the question…
When did it become the accepted norm to feel, live and act this way?
Now I’m certain there will be people who play the blame game here…
It’s because of poverty, lack of jobs, poor education, the government blah blah blah…
But as anyone who knows me, I’ll be right backatcha here with the radical suggestion that everything can and will change when you take personal responsibility for where you are.
That doesn’t mean blaming yourself, no no no, I don’t play the blame game with all its shoulda, woulda, coulda’s. It means simply taking back your power by accepting you are where you are and YOU can make the changes to get out of your hole.
And here’s the caveat. You have to WANT to change!
I acknowledge that when you’re so far in that hole it seems just insurmountable to get yourself out, especially when you don’t have the energy because you are where you are… that’s the downward spiral many people find themselves in. BUT it’s not too late. It’s NEVER too late.
You don’t have to change everything at once, and it doesn’t have to cost you anything. Simply DECIDE you’ve had enough of feeling crap and CHOOSE JUST ONE THING you are going to change over the next 30 days. That could be as simple as:
- deciding to stand as upright as you can
- Taking time out 3 times every day to take 5 deep breaths.
- To exchange your sugary soda drinks for water (this even saves you money at the same time)
- To drink 2 litres of (free) water every day
- To think a better thought
- To stop reading crappy magazines (also a money saver)
- To work through my FREE online course Simple Steps for Success
The list is endless! And the choice is yours.
So, million dollar question…
WHAT’RE YOU GONNA DO?