Do you want to be happy?

As much as I hate to admit this I used to watch Dr. Phil.

His famous line (at least with me) was, Do you want to be right or do you want to be married?

I realize he was trying to keep the peace in a relationship. But damnit, sometimes you just want to be right!

Eventually his ego and attitude irritated me and I stopped watching.

But what I took from his question was, do you want to be happy?

Let’s be realistic. Circumstances, education, basic survival among other major things can be reasons why happiness is not a priority.

And, obviously, we can’t be happy all day every day (stole that quote from Charlotte from Sex and the City movie).

Recently I have been looking at things in my life and making some decisions and choices and evaluations.

Basically I am happy. But I continue to work and strive for more. I am working to make myself content and happy and to be fulfilled.

When looking at your own life and figuring out what you can and can’t realistically change you can’t compare your life to others. Never assume someone else’s life is perfect.

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Being OK with change while taking care of No. 1

You may have noticed that my posts are not as frequent lately.

It’s not that I don’t want to share my wealth of research with you or that I don’t want to share the posts I already have written and I just need to hit the publish button or that I don’t still love writing for Go Fit Girl! That is all still true.

There are some big changes happening at work and in my life. And it is taking an emotional drain on me, besides the regular silly things that happen in life …

When stressed I normally ditch the exercise and go nuts with the food and alcohol intake. I am really focusing on my health right now.

So the regular gym classes and yoga classes are being attended. I am tracking my food and trying to avoid alcohol during the week, even though a beer, glass of wine or swig of marshmallow vodka sounds good most evenings.

And a big part of health is mental health. And I am doing the best I can to keep myself level and balanced. I try to remember the things to be appreciative of to not take things for granted.

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