Are you Adaptable and Adjustable?

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent.  It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”  Charles Darwin

Are you adaptable to change? Are you flexible and adjustable to “Reroute”?

I have found that these qualities and abilities have assisted me more times than I can count throughout my life.  Is it easy?  Not always.  However,  if I wasn’t able to adapt or adjust, I would not be where I am today.

It starts with making the adjustments internally – via your thoughts.  How you interpret what you read, hear or say, matters.

You have a choice!  You can stay your course or you can adapt to lead life to your fullest potential.  First – assess where you are. Then determine if you are happy and at peace with that.  If so – no need to adapt and adjust.  If not – then time to “Reroute”.

Some examples:

Desire to live to be 100 – (I am shooting for at least 105!) – and do what is necessary to get there. Feeding your mind, body and soul with the right nourishment, exercise, rest, relaxation, thoughts and deeds. Make those adjustments to live a healthy and long life or don’t and risk not achieving your goal.

Stay in your current, unfulfilling job or take the leap and do what you really want to do. Fear of the unknown could be keeping you back; or self doubt could be sabotaging your success. Take the time to write out your plan of action.  Go for it! Years from now do not be one that regrets not going after something that you really wanted.

Start the day with inspirational readings to maintain a positive, healthy, optimistic outlook, or just read through the news with its negativity, drama, war, crime, injustice.
I am not saying to ignore what is happening, or to isolate yourself.  I am though recommending you balance your reading to get in the right frame of mind.

Go to bed at a reasonable time to get a quality sleep that nourishes and revitalizes you. Some may need 8 hours, others more, others less.  Find what works best for you.

Yell back at rude, angry, crazy drivers on the road – or choose to remain calm and safe. They are not worth getting mad about – protect yourself.

Push yourself in an exercise class beyond your ability just because you wanted to fit in. When you did – how did you feel the next day? Sore? Hopefully no major injury.  Know your limits – push yourself within a reasonable limit – carefully – listen to your body.  It knows.

I would love to hear about how you have adapted and made adjustments to lead a more fulfilling life for yourself.

Here’s to your long and healthy, happy life!

Karen

 

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