Fall is one of my favorite times of year. There is something beautiful in it for all of us. It’s a season to renew, refresh and refocus on all the things that matter the most.
For me, I like to think of October as “the new year.” It’s a time for me to gear up for the cooler temperatures, the holiday season and everything that comes along with the upcoming months.
It’s also a time to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, the crisp air AND exercising outdoors, while taking in everything our environment has to offer.
Every single day we make hundreds of decisions: “Do I hit the snooze button one more time,” “What should I wear,” “What route should I take to work,” “Do I want a cup of coffee or should I go with a tea?” Sure, we make monumental decisions too, but usually those aren’t as frequent.
Do you realize that a lot of the decisions that you make every day are made in just a couple of seconds? In one on my favorite books, “Blink,” author Malcolm Gladwell talks about those two seconds–really crucial seconds-that we take to “decide.”
Malcolm had this to say: “In “Blink” I’m trying to understand those two seconds. What is going on inside our heads when we engage in rapid cognition? When are snap judgments good and when are they not? What kinds of things can we do to make our powers of rapid cognition better?” Continue reading
“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”
I love this quote, but it isn’t mine. This piece of wisdom came from comedian and actress Lucille Ball.
If you’re skeptical about what she said, think about the busiest person you know and admire for what they accomplish. Have you ever wondered how they can do so much?
I can tell you: Busy people prioritize. They plan and organize their day. They use all their resources, including others they trust to delegate to when they can. They kick it!
Pick up a fitness magazine or any weekly rag at the checkout counter (or just tune into one of those late night info-mercials) and you’re likely to see one of these headlines:
– “Secret Workout Of The Stars Revealed”
– “No Time—No Problem. World’s Fastest Workout”
– “Banish That Belly With One Simple Exercise”
– “Blast Fat Fast!”
Do you remember when you were a kid?
Of course you do!
We ran around all day, played catch, swam, danced around, rode bikes, skateboarded and bounced off the walls until we were told to stop.
Back in those days, we called what we did ‘play’ and we loved it.