It's Your Choice
It’s a choice to shop for and have good food in the house.
It’s a choice to start every morning with 25 pushups and jumping jacks.
It’s a choice to focus on getting more from less.
It’s a choice to stop judging yourself (and others).
It’s a choice to bike more around town.
It’s a choice to wake up 10 minutes earlier and make quiet time to plan your day.
It’s a choice to shut off the TV and go to bed on time.
It’s a choice to see the world as your gym.
It’s a choice to do more of what is important and less of what isn’t.
It’s a choice to focus on solutions instead of blame.
It’s a choice to toss out the scale and not obsess daily over a number.
It’s a choice to not get caught up in drama and opinions.
It’s a choice to learn cooking from other cultures.
It’s a choice to control what information you let into your life (and how often).
It’s a choice to become a role model through changing yourself first.
It’s a choice to see cooking home meals as enjoyable.
It’s a choice to stop using the excuse “I’m too busy”.
It’s a choice what foods and drinks go into your mouth.
It’s a choice to relax and enjoy the health you have now.
It’s a choice to get up and walk around every hour or so.
It’s a choice to be out in nature daily.
It’s a choice to teach your kids how to cook (not using a microwave).
It’s a choice to prioritize your day rather than just stay busy.
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau (Click to Tweet)
It’s a choice to eat less often but enjoy how you do it more.
It’s a choice to read less and apply what you already know more.
It’s a choice to stop worrying about what others may think of you.
It’s a choice to use a jump rope for 5 min a day.
It’s a choice to question everything you hear.
It’s a choice to cook in bulk so meals are quicker to prepare/eat during the week.
It’s a choice to not think you are lacking something right now to take action.
It’s a choice to hit the supermarket instead of the drive-thru.
It’s a choice to pursue what you are passionate about.
It’s a choice to go out and play with your kids.
It’s a choice to prioritize keeping your mind clear and not distracted.
It’s a choice to fear/worry less and smile more.
It’s a choice to find and purchase local food.
It’s a choice to only check email once a day (but keep your inbox clean).
It’s a choice to see sustainable results in the small daily actions.
It’s a choice to live by your own definition of health and fitness.
It’s a choice to embrace challenge and change.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller (Click to Tweet)
It’s a choice to go outside for lunch and get some sunshine.
It’s a choice to turn off the TV (or get rid of it).
It’s a choice to exercise daily how you enjoy.
It’s a choice to stop stressing over things you can’t control.
It’s a choice to see strength as overcoming the daily struggles.
It’s a choice to talk less and act more.
It’s a choice to see your time as all under your control.
It’s a choice to see health care starts at home (and in the kitchen).
It’s a choice to call up a friend and go hiking on the weekend.
It’s a choice to focus on only one important “to do” task a day.
It’s a choice to focus your happiness on appreciating what you already do have.
It’s a choice to get out and meet new people with similar interests.
It’s a choice to go do activities that you enjoy for the sake of doing them.
It’s a choice to let go of people who are more toxic than helpful.
It’s a choice to use a journal for 10 min everyday to clear your head.
It’s a choice to stop checking Facebook or Twitter 20x a day (or do a short “fast” from social media).
It’s a choice to let go of the past and focus on your next best step.
It’s a choice to observe and change daily habits that are self destructive.
It’s a choice to create and nurture daily habits that are more productive.
“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” – Pythagoras
Most importantly, it’s your choice whether you do it today or put it off till tomorrow.
It’s your choice whether you take action right now.
One Day At A Time
Bigger results are just the sum of your smaller daily actions, which are the things you choose to do.
It doesn’t always have to be big drastic actions (like quitting your job), but you do need to make the small daily ones work for you.
The first step (and often hardest) is knowing where you want to be in the first place. This may require some quiet time (especially out in nature).
Time to take control of your choices. Time to envision how you want to eat, work, play and live every day. Time to clear your life of what you don’t want and fill it with what you do want. Time to write down the small daily steps that need to be taken to get there.
- Step 1: Get a blank sheet of paper, set aside quiet time, and envision what simple actions you want to do today. Write down your ideal lifestyle. What one thing is on your to-do list. Keep it short and simple (not overwhelming).
- Step 2: Make it happen and try not to let your day fill up with other “distractions”. It’s your choice what to do.
- Step 3: Repeat every day.
When you see each small daily action as a choice, you will feel more in control. Your “little victories” will add up and be the only motivation you need.
In a world full of people choosing more distractions, less than ideal foods, not moving much and staying in the same rut, I challenge you to choose a better path full of inspiration and purpose.
It is said that a good teacher can only open the door, but it is you that has to walk through it.
The door is now open. What do you choose to do right now?
“This is your life…and it’s ending one minute at a time” ~ Fight Club (Click to Tweet)
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