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Friday, February 15, 2013

Not Satisfied with Your Life, Then Change Something

Morning shows intrigue me, especially when they are about surveys. On the NBC Today Show this morning, they highlighted a survey about what caused people the most dissatisfaction in their lives. In this survey, appearance ranked highest. That started me thinking.

What can you do to your appearance that will make you happier? People are often dissatisfied with their weight. Take the Dr. Oz show, for example. How many diet changes has he shown? There always seems to be a new diet fad. What was important a few years ago--cholesterol levels--is now less important. Eggs were bad; now they are good. Now we need to go on a paleo diet and get rid of all gluten. It's a little confusing. What to do?

Just change something.

Buy a new shirt or dress--something different for you. Perhaps a brighter color or unusual pattern will make you smile.

Change your hair style. Add bangs to update your look. (I love bangs and had no idea they were ever out of style!)

Go to the gym. That's really important. It can change your life in a good way. If you exercise regularly, you won't need to go on a diet. For years, I've taken classes at least three times a week. If you attend a class, that will keep you on a schedule that you are more likely to stick to. Vary the kinds of classes, if possible. I take yoga, tabata, and zumba. I also play tennis.

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My mother always told me that health is everything. If you don't have good health, nothing else is important. Of course, she was right. That's why heading to the gym, or some place else, for exercise is essential.

Not satisfied with your life, then change something. Do what you always wanted to do, but never dared try. Take up skydiving, join a bridge club, take art lessons, join a theatrical group.

Just change something. You'll be glad.

--Mary Montague Sikes

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's right! Want to be thinner or healthier? Then change something. Change what you eat and how much you exercise. (And make the change part of your lifestyle, not a temporary quick fix.)

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I think it is fear that keeps people in a dissatisfied state. Fear of change. Fear of failure. Fear of loss or of being alone. Good post, Monti!

Murees Dupè said...

I think you are so right for saying this. I am guilty of always saying I want things to change, but I always seem to forget that I am the one that is supposed to make the changes. Thank you for reminding me.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

You're right, Alex. You have to make a lifestyle change. I recommend the gym which is a great fix in many ways! Thanks for your visit.

Karen,thanks! Fear of change is a biggie. Change is one thing for certain in our lives. Go to the gym. You won't be alone!!!

It's hard to make changes, Murees. If you try just one little change, that's a good start!