You my precious friend, can be a real bully.
Sure, I love you for reading this, and I appreciate you with my life.
You’re probably just about the coolest person on Earth.
I know you mean well, doing your best you can with what you have at your disposal.
And still, you choose to think, and talk about yourself as you would a stubborn mule.
This week an amazing person with so much to offer the world lost his life. From all accounts, we’re led to believe that it didn’t have to happen. Loss of life will always be a tough pill to swallow. It tugs at the chords with more resistance when it is someone who has had an impact in your life.
We all have our goals for exercise. We run to keep our heart healthy, work out to get bigger, stronger muscles and joints, lay off the smokes to keep our lungs intact, and are (hopefully) vigilant with the fish oil. We aim to be lean, to look good, and feel great. This is what it means to look after yourself
Our mental health on the other hand is hardly given a mention. Happiness is presented as an esoteric destination far from conventional reality. Unfortunately, stressed, angry, disappointed people seem to represent the majority.
My life as head coach of Higher Health is filled with getting my clients and friends healthy, and performing at their personal best.
Granted, I should be practicing what I preach.
We're supposed to work hard, eat good food, and train often. But we hardly ever ask ourselves why. For some it is for performance, others to feel and/or to look better. Ultimately, no matter what motivates us, I think we all just want to live and be happy.
Amongst our endless to-do lists and busy lifestyles, we tend to place most importance in the ideals that we process most frequently around us. We’re bombarded with knowledge we do not have, and the idea of having things we do not yet possess, amidst a constant rush to reach perfection.