Baseline Tennis Center saved me!

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:

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.                                                                       The Accented Guy                                     Quinnie

Published by Quinton R

AUTHOR BIO It's a tree with a chair on top and Jesus is balancing the chair while a black cat is charging at Jesus. This is how Quinton remembers phone numbers. Friend: "So when you get to Rice Street, you need to turn left". Quinton: "Ok, give me a second to memorize that. Yes, I can see mice all over that street eating at the rice, hence the street name. The mice are all leaning to the left and at the same time they have tattoos on their foreheads that reads "L" for loser. Oh, and they're sad, because they are all losers" Quinton is a South African native who literally is a "Jack of all Trades". Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1977 during Apartheid. His ADHD as a child has helped him to early on in his life figure out how to think and do things the unconventional way without him knowing it was actually a very unusual way. He had a fairly good childhood upbringing according to himself. He couldn't understand why he wasn't suppose to interact with "white" people during that time, but that didn't deter him from asking questions and being inquisitive. He had built bikes so he could do stunts, learned how to juggle, taught himself to be a gymnast, studied the tennis pro's by meticulously copying every single move they made, played amateur soccer and held the highest record among his friends for tapping a football over a thousand times in one take, co founded an a Capella group called Young Ambition where he was the lead singer, was a stand up comedian for 6 months, annoyed his teachers at school, was the life of the party everywhere he went, toured the U.S, got married to an American, had two daughters, got divorced after 11 years and currently an online entrepreneur. Oh, he also created online YouTube music, calls himself "The Accented Guy" and taught himself to play the keyboards, became a skilled jazz musician, because his voice started giving in. He's played with well known bands all over town and in other states. He experimented using Jazz to incorporate it into heavy metal, rock, European progressive classical music etc. and also studied languages whereby his goal is to speak Spanish fluently by the end of 2017

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