“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” – Norman Vincent Peale
In the past 6 months, I’ve lost 32 pounds. I set my mind in December, got on a program and did the work. The main goal was and is to lose and then get stronger. I started with a trainer this week for strength training. I just completed my third weight session this morning and feel terrific. I’m sure there will be many more lessons as I go down the strength training path.
Strength training is a daily commitment with work and rest to recover to build muscle and gain strength. And one muscle that we often ignore is our joy muscle. Expanding our capacity to remain present in the moment aware of the beauty abound takes work and effort. We create our daily reality and our future through our intentions, thoughts, words and actions.
Pay attention and bring joy to the forefront. Proactively and intentionally build your joy muscle so you can flex it daily. As we strengthen our joy muscle, our circumstances, other people and our own perspective suddenly change and become new.
A few interval sessions to build your joy muscles include smiling, laughing, listening, looking up preparing for flight.
Liam, Abby and Sasha are my joy trainers. Never failing, they always bring a smile, a laugh and push my reset button to focus on joy when I get distracted.
Get your superwoman and superman on today. Flex that joy muscle.