KBP5 Education: Article 3, February, 2020
BACKGROUND: WHY DO YOU GET OUT OF BED?
Having a purpose in life, a reason for getting out of bed, is critical to living a happy and healthy life. If you were fully rested, fueled for the day with proper nutrition, and your body was in great shape, what good is it if you don’t have a reason for using that perfectly tuned vehicle you call your body. If you don’t know where you are going, or don’t have a connection with people, life will be very boring, stressful (though you may not know it), and will cause you to have issues with your overall health and happiness. How do we regain our purpose or focus?
EDUCATION: INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, TUMBLR?
In life we tend to go, go, go from getting up, getting dressed, maybe eating, and then out the door. Next comes the gym, work, kids, school, lunch, appointments, fast food, sports, chores, and before we know it it’s time to get on our PJ’s before we just sit in front of the TV or head buried into our phones before we pass out and start it all over again. These days turn into weeks, into months, and into years of our life, gone. We must make time for the people in our lives that we love, admire, and appreciate. But why don’t we?
There are several reasons for this, which we will address in future education articles, but for this week we want you to consider taking away social media. WHAT?!!! Stop for a moment and think about how much time we waste on our phones, seeing how many likes we got, or comments on our post. We read post after post on what others are doing with their lives, reading how perfect others appear. The truth is, it’s mostly all fake, make believe, or fabricated. Surfing social media is such a huge waste of time. It can create stress in our lives that cause our bodies to age, become lazy, lose our ability to be creative, and develops a lack of ability to focus. This is not how to be truly social or connected with others. It just wastes time, causes anxiety, and many other negative long-lasting effects on our health. If you REALLY want to be social, check out this week’s challenge.
WEEKLY CHALLENGE: DINNER OR DATE ANYONE?
Continue to get your 7.5 hours of sleep each night and paying attention to your food intake. The added challenge this week is to simply schedule one sit-down meal with love one(s) or friend(s). As you eat, you must spend 30 minutes communicating through eye contact and talking with the person(s) you are with. No phone, TV, or other electronic devices! Find out how their day/life is going, or if they have any challenges they are going through. Laugh, cry, reflect, and connect the old fashion way: face to face. That’s it, not too tough. For you over achievers, schedule a few meals this week with someone you should be connecting with, make it meaningful. Bon appetite!
The challenge this is week is to get 7.5 hours of sleep, be aware of what you eat, and have a meal with someone you love!
PLAN YOUR LIVES AND LIVE YOUR PLAN!
RECHARGE • FUEL • CONNECT • RECOVERY