The last few weeks have been a blur and I can’t really say where that time went or how it was spent. Although I do recall that a lot of my time was spent in my car traveling up and down I-75, I-20 and I-16, and it has taken a toll. For me, when the days start running together I begin to question how much of my life I’m actually living. If I don’t remember my days it means I’m not fully present in life. If I’m not present then what’s the point? I don’t like just going through the motions.
Since the work I do as a Health Coach is based on a holistic approach, the first thing I do to resolve issues is try to figure out which of my primary foods (relationships, spirituality, career, etc.) are out of balance so I can begin to figure out how to get back on track.
Truth be told, of the three examples I listed, the only thing keeping me sane is my spirituality. It hasn’t been at full strength, which ultimately resulted in a sense of disconnection. That motivated me to get back on track.
Like with anything, when life gets off track you have to get back to basics. As much as I hate to admit it, the busier I got with my travel schedule the more time I shaved off my prayer and devotion time in the mornings. If I get in less than 45 minutes first thing in the morning my day typically goes haywire. So, the first thing I did was to get back to my routine. Next, I had to figure out how to remove things from my schedule. After careful consideration I was able to identify some areas I could make adjustments. I can stand to make a few more changes, but for now I’m taking one step at a time.
Finally, I realize I have to make a conscious choice every day to do those things I need to do, despite how I feel. It’s so easy to allow our feelings to dictate our actions. But feelings are fickle and we cant trust them. The key is to push pass them, and each time we do, it gets a little bit easier.
I guess what I want to leave you with this week is the fact that we all get off track from time to time. As long as we walk this earth we will have struggles. The important thing to remember is that in the midst of what we are going through, we can always stop, get back to basics and begin again.
Until next time…
Peace, Love & Fitness!