In my time off from my work, I have been astute in learning as many things as possible. Being conscientious certainly aided in that process.
Instead of sitting around the house, drinking every night and watching TV all day feeling sorry for myself, I have gotten to develop many positive habits .
Oh, don’t get me wrong: I still work. But I have myself in a position that I do NOT have to work a 9-5 job to get my bills paid. And that gives me lots of time to do other things that are good for me.
- I read a lot more. I have always had an interest in the human brain. Your conscious and subconscious mind. How we tick. If you have a moment and are interested, pick up a copy of Psycho-cybernetics. It is a fascinating book!! It has given me insight on how to deal with life in general.
- I walk close to 6 miles almost every day. One of our huskies was getting walked so much she was not eating enough to keep up with the exercise she was getting and we thought she was sick.
- I enjoy yoga. Still doing the basic moves right now but that is enough for me. I don’t want to hurt myself and not be able to walk…
- I work out. Not that I want to look like Stallone or somebody. But just to tone myself and keep those good endorphins from working out coursing through my veins.
- I meditate. That right there has opened a whole new universe of peace for me.
- I only watch an hour or two a day of TV. Usually only when I am eating dinner or winding down for the evening.
Plus, I still have time to get down to the beach once in a while. Which is my favorite place to meditate.
I couldn’t have done any of this if I was not a conscientious person. Self control is like a muscle, it seems. The more you practice it, the better you become.
Is this genetics? Is it just good upbringing? Or is it just me?
I have to be moving forward. And I feel the same way about the people around me, making forward motion. That being my only stressor at the moment. But I am dealing with that.
I am not some Bill Gates or Donald Trump or someone, but I am comfortable with my life and enjoy what I do.
I am happy. I am thankful.
But not perfect. Working on that…
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