The following is a random sample of good advice.
1. Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice...
2. Get up on time so you can begin your day without rushing.
3. Say no to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
4. Delegate tasks to others who are capable.
5. Simplify and unclutter your life.
6. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
7. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time.
8. Take one day at a time.
9. Separate worries from concerns.
10. Live within your financial budget.
11. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
12. Do something for the kin in you everyday.
13. Get enough rest.
14. Reflect and journal.
16. Take your work seriously but don't take yourself too seriously.
17. Have grace for others.
18. Be kind to unkind people.
19. Leave your ego behind.
20. Talk less. Listen more.
21. Slow down.
22. Remember that control is an illusion.
The lesson: Heighten your awareness (emotional intelligence) and you will improve your life and your career.
Cope versus Control
There are no answers in the pantry or the refrigerator.
In these challenging economic times many of us turn to food to comfort us. Either unhealthy food or eating too much food. I love a good pizza and ice cream just like many of you do. However, for many of us, we are under more stress and pressure than we have endured in many years.
We must be more aware than ever of our weight and our fitness. I am not suggesting that tomorrow we eat only raw vegetables and spend 2 hours working out. I am suggesting that most of us can do a better job with consistency. Being disciplined in what we eat, how much we eat and how much and how hard we work out.
Action plan for us:
1. Be aware of what you are eating and set some easy to accomplish goals to lose weight and lower body fat. Cut out one or two foods that are not worth the calories.
2. Set a work out schedule and stick to it. Do the exercise you enjoy. Walk, run, hike, tennis, swimming, weight lifting, riding a bike, surfing, working out in a gym etc... We are all motivated to do what we WANT to do. Find something you enjoy and do it!
3. Find an accountability partner to ensure you stay on track with your eating habits and work our schedule.
Vision/Result: Discipline and consistency in our eating and exercising will help us to be healthier for the people we love and those we lead. Those we lead/influence include our children, employees, clients, co-workers, friends etc... Our influence is stronger than we believe it is.
Challenge: How many people can we inspire by leading by example in health and fitness?
From: "Daryl at www.darylwizelman.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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