I am happy to announce I finished my Masters in Project Management. I’m ready to get back to writing! I have a few chapters left in the sequel Streaming James. I know I will finish this month. It will be the best Christmas present for me.
I’ve decided to do a ‘news’ fast this month. I don’t know about you, but these last few months of the daily bombardment of COVID-19 numbers and election stats have left me a bit exhausted. I hope the blender image isn’t too gruesome, but it’s how I feel when I’m always plugged in. Like the speed dial on the blender, I can control the messaging. Too much, and I’m spinning. If I reduce the amount of time I’m on Facebook or watching the news, I can float nicely and stay centered. How are you staying centered? I’d love some tips!
Don’t let not having a gym membership derail getting exercise.
Max is so good about racing around the yard and running around the house with his toys. He loves it; you can see the joy spilling out of him.
Photo by Jim Antich
Don’t let not having a gym membership derail your exercise routine. My pup Max has shifted my thinking on exercise. It’s not just about putting time in at the gym or even just moving; it’s about loving that you are moving. I’m still working on getting more exercise but I’m following Max’s lead, and I pick activities I love. I live across the street from the most beautiful trail and walking it is such a peaceful experience. It combines my pamper “me time” with exercise. I also picked Zumba. I love music, I love dancing, and I love how everyone laughs and has a good time.
Pick something you love so exercise is something you get to do, not something you have to do. You are less likely to make excuses about why you can’t fit it in. I won’t bore you with the health benefits; you have heard all that before.
I can relate to the daily prompt topic of release. It was one of my hardest lessons to learn. Not saying I’m a control freak (okay, maybe) but letting others step in and help changed my stress level immensely.
My dog Max and Cooper take turns being Alpha. Sometimes Max calls the shots and sometimes it is Cooper. When it switches, they seem to accept the new role with grace. So how does that translate as a lesson?