If you don't have ADHD you need it to become a healthier and/or trimmer person! Now don't start shaking your head and thinking I've lost my mind. People can't just decide they want ADHD and get it all on their own, can they? Yes, you can. It's all in the mind!
I'm not talking about the ADHD where you are "bouncing off the walls" and can't keep your mind on tasks at hand. I'm talking about Attitude, Diligence, Habit and Determination.
I'm going to rearrange the words a little while talking about them because they really need to be approached in reverse order on your trip to a healthier life style.
The first step needs to be DETERMINATION. You have to really want to become a healthier person. Some of you have been faced with a medical situation that has made you need to become healthier but without the determination (the want), it just won't happen. Some of you just want to be healthier in order to feel better not just physically but mentally. Without determination this can't happen. If you've already started on this trip and are continuing through with it, then that is the first step in getting to your destination. You must be determined that you are going to succeed.
The second stage of your journey is HABIT. We must all break a few old habits and form new ones in order to become better people. By better people I mean healthier and happier people. Habits are hard to break and even harder to form but if you are determined, you can do it. Learn what the old habits of overindulgence and incorrect food choices were and change them. Find out what exercises are best for you and your life style and stick to them. You must do this one small step at a time in order to be successful. Remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.
The third stage is DILIGENCE. If you don't stick to your new habits you are never going to reach the end of your journey. We have to be diligent with our food choices and with our exercise choices. Oh, now and then we waver and make a wrong turn. You know what it's like to turn left instead of right and sometimes begin to wonder where you are? Well, that can happen to us on this trip too, but with diligence we know we have to get back on the right road. Unless you turn around and get headed back in the right direction you'll never reach you destination. You must persevere.
And last, but by no means least is ATTITUDE. What kind of attitude have you adopted on this trip? Do you have a blase' attitude or do you have a gung-ho attitude? Blase' attitudes will get us by in any situation and sometimes just "by the skin of our teeth." But we need to have a gung-ho attitude. We need to change our mental posture in order to be proud of our exterior posture. We need to be proud of what we are doing and what we have accomplished. Show your attitude on this journey by strutting a little (and I don't mean physically). Show everyone around you that you're proud of what you have done and proud of whom you're becoming. I've said in a couple of my other posts that you have to have the right mind set to accomplish this mission. And by that I mean attitude. When your attitude changes, all around you change as well. If others see your positive, gung-ho attitude towards your new life style, they'll be happy for you and proud of your accomplishments as well. They won't want you to change back to the old self because they will like your new attitude towards yourself now. And who knows you might inspire someone else to become a healthier person as well. Attitude is everything. Be proud of what you are doing and who you are becoming.
And when you finally get to where you are headed do strut a little because you deserve it, you can be proud to be you!!
Now let me ask you again. Do you have ADHD?
(This was inspired by Pattie and her June contest on Attitude.)
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