Take time to Slow down


I want to write this post because in the last month( or nearly two months) I have found myself wrapped up with work and studying and training. My time has been scheduled to the last second. I was either coming or going always in a frantic to be somewhere by a certain time. As a young person I craze success just like my peers. So I figured if I wasn’t busy then I must not be working hard enough to reach my goals. Everyday I would come home basically fall into a coma until I hear the familiar buzzing of my alarm on my phone. I started to find myself stretched too thin.  But hey if busy you’re doing something right? Well all that running and and late nights studying finally caught up with me and knocked me down for the count.  I get migraines whenever I get to stressed out or when I over work myself. Well this weekend I got hit pretty hard. I was stuck in a cold dark room for two days.  Besides the excruciating pain and the hypersensitivity to sight and sounds. When you’re forced to sit still you become very introspective. You start to think about the way your perform your job. Am I putting myself on the right path. Am I enjoying what I am doing?  A lot of questions start to pop up in your mind. You have two choices answer the question honestly or don’t answer at all. Sometimes people get too enveloped by what is going on around them that they lose site of the big picture.  Being young reckless and ambitious  I know it happens to me often but I am glad that I have good wise parents who know me very well to tell me to stop and smell the roses.  Speaking with my mother ( yes I take to my mother regularly… but don’t call me a mamma’s boy). She told me that occasionally that you have to take in the view  If you don’t stop to look around you wont have any idea where you’re going.  That really hit home with me this weekend and it was something I wanted to share with everybody. Take some time this week and plan out where you want to be what you want to be doing by the beginning of next year. Or check to see if you plan is leading you down the proper track.

 

Life updates
I am doing the Tough Mudder in South Carolina  on Oct 26,2012
I have been studying for the NSCA CSCS certification will take it this month

Many other events as well. I also spoke at group on Degenerative Disc Disease I will post videos soon

 

Author: Smithfitness

A former basketball player now fitness professional. Alex holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Kinesiology and certified NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS). Alex loves lifting heavy things repeatedly and going for long runs or rides and helping others achieve high levels of fitness and health. If you love fitness and health follow this blog and submerge yourself in all the fitness and health knowledge.

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