Get on the “Good News” Train & Start to Spread Your Positive Attitude

Enough already! I’m tired of people telling me how bad things are out there. All you read and hear about is how the world is in financial ruin, people are losing their jobs and their homes and everyone’s stress level and body weight is higher than ever. I hear FEAR in people’s voices, I’m surrounded by negative attitudes and it’s time to stop. Listen, I get it. I’m not in denial. But it’s time to turn this around, stop worrying about what you can’t control and start taking action on what YOU CAN control.

If Franklin Delano Roosevelt was right and “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” then let’s start dealing with the problem. Don’t let fear take over. Lift yourself up. Fight back. Begin by creating a filter for all this bad news. Keep a check on how much you take in and remember that the best antidote to bad news is good news – so start to surround yourself with it.

Take control of your life and begin to capture some of the “goodness” around you. In my professional world of fitness, health and performance, I know and respect the power of mental attitude. If it’s a struggle for you to say no to all this fear, then “fake it till you make it.” Look for the positive, create good news, and do whatever it takes to hang onto hope. Here are several ways you can positively affect your body, mind, and attitude to protect yourself against the negative forces that exist today.

1. Make a commitment to your physical conditioning. Set goals, hire a trainer, go outdoors and enjoy nature, try new classes like Pilates or yoga, and improve your nutrition. There is nothing like the feeling of a euphoric workout when endorphins are released. Commit to your physical conditioning and watch how it positively affects your mindset, attitude, and overall health. Do something everyday for YOU! It’s the best investment you can ever make.More details please

2. Get a massage. Just like a great workout, a therapeutic massage can melt away stress and anxiety. A great massage from a qualified therapist can correct muscle imbalances, improve flexibility, assist with recovery, reduce pain, and help you feel better physically and mentally. While a massage a week is ideal, even receiving one per month can help improve your physical and mental health and well being.

3. Invest in your spiritual life. I was talking to a client last week who gets up at 4:30 AM everyday to spend 45 minutes with his daily devotion/ writing in his journal/and prayer time before hitting the gym at 5:30 AM. He does this at least 5 days a week. I thought to myself, “talk about fortifying your armor for the day – this is the best way to start.” When the mind, body, and spirit, are all nourished and balance and harmony are in place, you will be ready to take on each day, regardless of how big the challenge.

4. Solve a Problem. Free yourself from a nagging problem. In the Health and Fitness industry, we are in the business of helping clients to solve problems. We may not be mortgage brokers or bankers, career counselors or investment advisers, but we are in the business of helping others to achieve goals. Regularly, I hear from clients who have been suffering from an old injury or weakness and when combined with the rising stresses of daily life, the pain and discomfort are more than they can manage. If this describes you, are you finally willing to get some help? Some problems can be solved with bodywork, some with chiropractic or physical therapy and some require a more serious medical consult but make a commitment and get to the bottom of the issue – starting today.

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