Sunday, January 17, 2010
Tip#322: Choose The Healthiest Approach – A Beautiful Mind
I've had an unexpectedly challenging week despite an amazing first week of the New Year (see tip#320). It's as if I crashed from a sugar rush and was left unfocused, unmotivated and physically lethargic.
Instead of allowing these debilitating problems to consume me I took a break from work and focused on improving my health and state of mind. I researched "brain foods" to improve my sluggish mind like fish, spinach and blueberries and took action to change my diet immediately. Plus I did whatever simple exercises I could push myself to do.
Career Buzz Radio Show
My goal was to be well enough to co-host a live radio show called Career Buzz by the end of the week. Thankfully I achieved this goal and even got energized by the interactions I had with the 2 guests and the host Louisa Jewell.
It was also highly synchronistic that the guests happen to share empowering tips for improving mental health in both life and career. Eleanor Chin of Clarity Partners offered a simple, yet powerful metaphor to help inspire teamwork with the visual of a boulder and everyone coming together to move it as a common goal.
The 2nd guest, Marie-Josee Salvas Shaar of Smarts & Stamina shared many eye-opening tips on improving one's mindset through proper sleep patterns and shorter TV watching. This was even more synchronistic because my "Live Lighter/Writer Guru", Steph Miller is currently blogging about doing a TV detox to improve a healthier lifestyle.
The messages of these synchronicities were loud and clear. They were helping me see that I was on the right path for choosing the healthiest approach.
A Beautiful Mind 2001
The movie A Beautiful Mind is based on the inspiring life of Nobel Prize winner, John Nash (Russell Crowe) who learns to deal with his paranoid schizophrenia. The story shows how he learns to distinguish between what is real and the 3 personalities that exist only in his mind.
At the end of the film Nash is asked if he still sees these imaginary people and he says yes. The only difference now is he chooses to ignore them. He chose to focus on the present instead of his past.
So let Nash's simple yet profound choice of focus inspire you. Get motivated to know you can overcome any boulder despite how overwhelming or debilitating it seems. You just need to feed your mind with healthy information that is already all around you.
Take time to listen to what your body and mind needs. Recognize the crucial importance of making the healthiest choices you can right now!
FOR MORE ON THE FOLLOWING SEE THEIR WEBSITES:
• Louisa Jewell, Why Did You Go: www.whydidyougo.com
• Eleanor Chin, Clarity Partners: www.claritypartnerscoaching.com
• Marie-Josee Salvas Shaar, Smarts & Stamina: www.smartsandstamina.com
• Steph Miller, Live Lighter: www.livelighter.org
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