You have bills -- you have kids-- you have a wife who thinks she is one of the Housewives of Beverly Hills. I get it. The house payment, the car payment and everything else that falls in between.
Yeah, yeah, yeah....all that is cool and much desired by Americans as a whole. However, our souls, minds and bodies were not structured to be used to work 50+ hours a week, while being pumped full of synthetic and processed foods.
It is so bad that even though we know that we need 6-8 hours of sleep daily, the average person gets 2-5 hours of sleep.
We party hard for as long as we can, and then that body clock that seemed to never need to be recharged suddenly needs recharging several times daily just to make it to work and back.
Stop it guys!
We were NOT put here to make money for others, while killing ourselves. And guess what?
No matter how much time, sweat, blood and tears you have given any one company, the moment you cannot work for them on the level they request, you can kiss your life and life-savings goodbye.
So why the torture? We have been programmed to do so.
Well today it stops. I challenge you. Do something for yourself outside of your normal schedule. Stop by the local recreational center and pick up a ping pong paddle. Or grab the kids and just relax watching a comedy at home. Visit a friend or family member and bring back old moments. Dress up, act silly, take a trip, write a poem, grab your granddaughter's coloring book.....whatever it is that used to make you laugh and live, just do it!
Too often we "grow up" and start dying without even trying to live first. You don't have to cross every T or dot every I to be the best you can be in life. It is not a requirement that you stress yourself about preparing a full course meal everyday at 6 o'clock because it has been your routine for the last past 8 years.
Step out of your comfort zone sometimes and live a little!
Just as your body needs fuel and water to survive, laughter and soothing of the soul is also a great requirement. You ever look at your high school classmates and wonder, "What is he doing?" or "She looks exactly the same as she did in high school!" I can just about promise you that it is not a super miracle drug that has been banned from you that keeps them looking so vibrant.
It is simply called enjoying and living life. Try it and see how it takes years off of your life. Stress is the number one killer of any one race here in America. So don't be another number, be an inspiration!