This may come across a bit hippyish but nothing like a bit of Kumbaya to start the day
The latest edition of my reading random books recommended by random people online is
Meditation by Marcus Aurelius
Now it's a bit hot and heavy for little ole me but is an interesting read all the same and while I have seen quotes over the years with his name on them I had no idea who he actually was so it's interesting to get a bit more of a background
What I find amazing is that we think we are so precious with our problems that no one else has ever had similar problems before
And even though this book is almost 2000 years old, Yes TWO THOUSAND years old, there are 2 themes that come across in the book
We waste too much time worrying about other people and their thought's/ comments
and we waste too much time doing pointless BS drivel trying to persuade ourselves how busy and productive we are
And the following paragraph I thought related very well to all things fitness, health and especially our stress levels:
"If you seek tranquility, do less. Or (more accurately) do what's essential. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better.
Because most of what we say and do is not essential, If you can eliminate it, you'll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, "Is this necessary?"
But we need to eliminate unnecessary assumptions as well. To eliminate the unnecessary actions that follow"
Trying to run/ build a business there's a constant battle of trying to decide on what's important to spend time on what isn't
And the same for getting fit and in shape
People stress over pointless diet things like what time they are eating at and how often they eat their meals but yet have no idea of their calories or how much Protein they are eating
People spend their time, unbelievably now in 2019, going from one fixed machine in the gym doing 3- 5 sets of 15-20 reps and then moving onto the next for 45- 60 minutes
It's not 1994 anymore buddy, get with the program and start doing some free weights!!
^^^^^ Make sure no one you know is doing that please!!
So take that advice on board and if you have any questions then be sure to get in touch
Think Big And Kick Ass
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