How do you unplug, relax, and unwind?
How do you recharge your battery?
What makes you happy, makes you smile, and uplifts your spirit?
During a beautiful sunny day, around 70 degrees, (two weeks ago), my husband and I took out our boat with our older son, daughter in law, and grandchild. We drove our boat to a nearby public island to walk by the water, sit in the sand and watch the birds, pelicans, seagulls, and a heron fly and swim. It was an amazing afternoon!
What do you do to recharge your battery and relax with your family?
What outing can you go on with your family to get outside and enjoy nature?
I came across a magic pill that helps clear the cobwebs of your mind, gives you more energy, improves your relationships, and even makes you look better. The pill isn’t a pill, it’s a pair of exercise shoes.
My husband likes to walk 2 miles, early in the morning, several times a week near our home. Sometimes he will see one of our neighbors and they will talk for a few minutes standing 6 feet apart! He comes home from his walk feeling invigorated!
My Dad, Dr. Robert J. Frank, a retired medical doctor, land developer, and builder exercised everyday through his mid-80’s in his home gym or at the local gym. He would say, “I’m going to the exercise parlor.” He did not like going to the gym, but said, “It keeps me flexible and moving.” He also enjoyed reading detective stories, thriving on solving problems, and enjoyed planting a garden every year. Dad said, “It was important to eat right, watch your weight, and exercise regularly at least 3 days a week at the minimum.”
We’ve all endured the experience of putting on our exercise shoes after a long period of inactivity. It’s usually at that time we are searching for something… anything… that can give us an excuse to opt out of a workout.
Even after a short exercise session, you begin reaping the benefits of working out and immediately feel the benefits of that exercise for several hours after.
Here’s a challenge for you. Schedule time this week to unplug by getting outside and enjoying some Vitamin D (or Vitamin ‘N’ for nature), and let me know how you feel!
Everything will feel better. Remind yourself, your family members, coworkers and friends to schedule some time for nature. Whether that means walking around the block, a 2 mile walk or run. Cut off your phone and observing nature.
Madeline Frank, Ph.D., is an Amazon.com Best Selling Author, speaker, business owner, teacher, concert artist, and parent. She helps businesses and organizations “Tune Up their Business”. Her observations show you the blue prints necessary to improve and keep your business successful. Her latest book “Leadership On A Shoestring Budget” is available everywhere books are sold. If you need a virtual speaker contact Madeline at: [email protected]
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