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Is Everything Against You?

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

-Henry Ford

Choosing Happiness Even When Life Is Hard
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When it feels as if everything is against you, and life is just too stinking hard, you have the option, and the right, to choose happiness.

I know that sounds really “Pollyanna” – because if really awful things are dive-bombing into your lap, choosing happiness might not feel like an option – but how you choose to react (at least to normal day-to-day life challenge situations) is a choice.

Simple Ways to Choose Happiness

Get started by shifting your focus outward, because wallowing in self-pity (beyond the initial moments of shock)  holds you back from experiencing anything positive.

Who can you help?

Instead of focusing on everything that is against you, focus on what you can do to help someone else, because there is always someone worse off, or just someone who will feel blessed by some small kindness that you can hand to them.

Savor gratitude!

Right after doing something nice for someone else, reflect on how blessed you were to be in a position to help someone else. (Just don’t think about it in a gloating, superior way –  because that’s a different kind of negative, and we’re trying to get you feeling positive in a deep, and genuine way.)

Fake it if you’re not feeling it!

Paste a fake smile on your face. Hum  a happy tune even if you would rather go kick something. If you act happy long enough, you’re going to start to feel it.

Keep It Simple

Make living your life in the simplest way possible a priority. Get some exercise, eat sensibly, use your brain, take action, surround yourself with ethical and loving people, tap into your spirituality, and put something good out there in the world every day.

When it feels like everything is against you, you can choose to let it defeat you and hold you down, or you can use it as a tool to launch yourself to new heights, like an airplane taking off into the wind.

 

What Is Total Fitness?

When we think of fitness, we often only think of physical fitness, however, to be really fit for life we need to be fit in mind, body, and spirit. Life presents us with many challenges and to meet these challenges well we need to be in tip top condition, be able to cope with stress, in control of our minds and have a connection to our inner wisdom.

What Is Total Fitness?

By Ali Wylie

How can we explain total fitness? Well to summarise it is a combination of being fit and well in mind, body and spirit. All three areas are of importance and interconnected.

When we think of exercise we often only think of physical exercise but what good is it if you are physically fit but you don’t use your brain. Use it or lose it so the expression goes. The diseases on the increase in our society are dementia related illnesses. Why is that? Do we stop using our brain as we get older? It would seem so. We have to look at the brain like a muscle, if we don’t use a muscle it shrinks and gets weaker, and so does the brain.

At the same time what is the point in having a fit mind if our physical body is too weak to do what we enjoy doing. As we get older we need to keep exercising as there are so many benefits. More energy, more oxygen circulating in the body, better immune system, our health is generally better.

We don’t have to be fitness freaks but we do need to exercise at least 3 times a week, and exercise well. It’s no good going to the swimming pool and spending most of the time hanging on the side chatting, the talking can happen after over a coffee but when you’re exercising stay focused on the job in hand.

The benefits of a regular exercise routine will soon start to show, firmer muscles, more energy, walking faster up those hills plus a general sense of well-being. Consistency is the key as with anything we want to achieve in life.

What about the spiritual side? A strong connection to the inner you gives you a lot more confidence in life as well as the ability to cope with stress and most of us have a lot of that in our lives. As we get older so do our family members and sooner or later we all have to deal with losing a loved one, a strong spiritual connection will help you deal with loss. Life after all goes on and we must learn how to adapt and remain strong and productive.

We should still be able to enjoy our own lives and a connection to the inner you will make this more possible. The inner you is wise and knows the next step you should be taking in life, often the signs we get from this font of wisdom are missed due to the busy nature of our lives. We must learn to listen to the whispers from our soul.

Life will always present us with problems the important thing is how we deal with them, being totally fit will give you all the tools you need to meet and overcome whatever challenges come your way.

Total fitness is a lifestyle, it is about taking control of your life and living it to the full. We are not just a body but a mind too and of course we have spiritual connections. We need to get all of who we are in order. Pop over and visit us at http://www.totalfitnessunited.com and let us help you get fit for life.

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