Happy Monday Friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a blast teaching a Zumba class with my teaching buddy Michelle. She is 3 preggo weeks behind me, so we thought it would be fun to waddle across the floor together. 39 fantastic ladies showed up and danced their behinds off with us. Thank you to all who came and thanks to Michelle for inviting me!
As I enter week 33, I have to tell you that my body is starting to hurt. Back pain, bottom pain, leg pain…nothing serious, but just uncomfortable. Shortness of breath is taking over, as I walk up 3 stairs, and sleep is a long lost friend. These remaining 6 weeks seem to drag, BUT the end result is pure joy. (Dear family, please remind me of this as I voice my complaints more and more often). As timing would have it, my husband sent me an article (not directed at me of course), on what people who choose happiness do differently. I thought it was a great way to start the week and had to share it with you all.
This article comes from The Corporate Athlete Institute newsletter. The following are highlights to inspire you this week.
- Don’t hold grudges.
- Treat everyone with kindness.
- See problems as challenges.
- Express gratitude for what they already have.
- Dream big.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Never make excuses.
- Wake up at the same time every morning.
- Avoid social comparison.
- Choose friends wisely.
- Never seek approval from others.
- Take the time to listen.
- Nurture social relationships.
- Live minimally.
- Tell the truth.
- Establish personal control.
- Accept what cannot be changed.
I love this inspiring list. Don’t we all need a reminder that we need to CHOOSE joy even when life seems a little bumpy? This week, I am going to focus on: not sweating the small stuff, avoiding comparison, and living minimally.
******What are several things, from this list, that you can focus on to improve your outlook on life?