Here’s what I think about watching tee-vee
or listening to your ipod when you exercise:
Now, before you get upset with me and begin
name calling – consider this: Your thoughts have
creative power. When you exercise, you have
the ideal opportunity to strengthen the link
between mind and body.
If you think strong, vibrant and powerful thoughts
when you exercise, you improve your health at
a far greater clip – and you feel better about
who you are and what your role in life is.
If you go for a walk and whilst putting one step
before the other, you can choose to listen to the top 40 –
or you can think of the Top 10. By Top 10 I mean
your Top 10 goals – the things you’d really like to
accomplish in life – the things you’d really like to
do – the places you’d like to go – the people you’d
like to meet.
Or you can contemplate a single aim you
really, really want.
You could also use the time to ask yourself
questions that cause creative ideas to flow.
And – you can use the time to give thanks for
All of the above are far better than watching
the 24-hour drumbeat of negative news.
Who killed whom?
Who got robbed?
How many bombs dropped today?
Why we’re all doomed for another series of
Why you should go to bed scared and wake up
terrified of birds giving you the flu.
And if not the birds, watch out for the monkeys –
and the pigs.
Be scared all the freaking time, will ya?
Never relax. Never unwind. Never turn off
the clap-traps. Have someone else constantly
feeding you doom and gloom.
Ugggh. Tis NOT for me.
I’d rather go for a walk while focusing on my
breathing. I’d rather do some squats and pushups
and focus on nothing more than the number of
reps I’m doing – a meditation in and of itself.
I’d rather go to bed feeling good about the world,
transcending the thoughts and emotions that so
many people now feel are normal.
They’re not normal. They’re sick and depressing.
Rise to a higher level, my friend.
I’ll show you how when you’re a member of the Matt Furey
and I’ll show you how in style.
Be MORE than you are right now. Give yourself the break you
need today – not from life – but from the noise the media
wants you to think is life.
Pay attention to the sound of your heart beating and your breath
going in and out of your body. Pay attention to how your muscles
and joints feel – and improve the functioning of them.
That’s the real story. That’s the only news that really counts.
Kick butt – take names,
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