Hi Accented Family.
Last night had me thinking of how important it is to keep active. The older you get, the more we have to think about staying active.
As a young man, I never wanted to warm up before playing tennis. I just wanted to start right off. I can’t call myself young anymore so warming up is vital and prevents injury on a greater percentage. Last week when I played for the first time in two and a half months after my shoulder injury, I nonchalantly warmed up with no real focus on the importance of it. I lost my matches and just felt unfit and stiff. I started blaming it on the amount of time I spent not playing or being active at all. All in all I felt miserable. I couldn’t figure out how it was that I lost all my matches. Shocker! Lol
This week I carefully and consciously focused on properly warming up. I then made sure to consume a teaspoon of peanut butter to ensure some protein in my system and bottled water. I cannot tell you how much fun I had not having to feel stiff or unhappy.
As some of you know I have ADHD and with us folk it is a matter of how we feel emotionally that determines the outcome of our activities. I’ve learned that in your relationship with others and also your personal life, you have to “warm up” before an engagement. Set up your business plan before making that first client call. Study well before writing that important exam. Do your morning rituals to ensure a positive day. I could go on, but you get the drift.
Here’s a morning motivational video I enjoyed before I started out with today: https://youtu.be/GvkRHZvCvgU
So whatever it is you do in life, do today what others won’t so you can have tomorrow what others won’t.
ADD/ADHD vs Society vs Me: Transcendentally present in the real world.
SURVIVAL OF THE QUIRKIEST: How to use ADD/ADHD in times of desperation.
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