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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do This To Get Your Youthful Body Back ... and Happiness

If I were to make such a promise to you, and I don't much care if you are male or female, and I were to say to you that all you have to do to get your youthful body back is to think a certain way several times a day for the rest of your life, I imagine that a good number of you would jump on the bandwagon and not only want to know exactly what it is you need to do, but most of those asking would then be willing to do it.

I mean, getting the body back that you had when you were 18 or 22, that's quite a deal. And certainly worthwhile doing something about.

So why is it then that you balk, when you are promised that you can get to (and then basically remain there) an inner state of well-being, that you might even call happiness, as long as you do some simple thought and feeling exercises every day, several times a day? Why are you so unwilling to put in a little bit of effort for this wonderful thing you can do for yourself?

In the feature article of my December 2009 newsletter Do You Vibrate to a Tune That Serves You Well? (sign up here to receive a complimentary copy) I quote Zig Ziglar: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Most people laugh when they hear this, because it makes it so simple to understand: just like bathing, for well-being, or motivation, or healthy boundaries, or inner peace to stick, it needs to get a daily dose of attention, or perhaps several daily doses, especially at the beginning, while you are getting the hang of it. Awareness, self-responsibility, making choices, and intending a given outcome are all part of it.

All you have to do is to choose to react differently in certain situations or thought processes througout the course of your day, especially in those where you have run yourself into a rut. It is not hard, it merely requires attention and making some new choices.

Photo: Antarctica

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