Prozac used to be the go to drug for depression. I really don’t know what the drug most used is today and frankly I am not interested in taking a “drug” to feel better. What I am hearing from the universe lately is that:
“You and by you I mean I, are/am the reason that many things in your life happen to you” The decisions we make affect the reality today. All of our decisions affect our health. Chris Wark
What that means to me is that when something like depression or high blood pressure or cancer happens in your life, it is life’s tap on the shoulder, to say “hey you are doing something wrong”
With that said, once you receive the warning what you do with it determines the quality and length of your life.
Just by smiling we have determined can elevate your mood which can in return stimulate a dopamine boost which motivates you to do more. I once went through a period of depression and took the easy way out with PROZAC. I remember having a profound revelation (I thought at the time) after being on it for a couple months, I began to see people as good and they seemed more friendly. I began to feel like people liked me more. More people smiled at me instead of glaring or ignoring me. Was this because the people were any different? No it was me. I was more friendly, I was smiling more, I made the difference.
Michael Jackson wrote:
“If you want to make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make the change.”
Today I am feeling better. I am learning to cope with a certain stressor in my life. I have had to change the way I have been doing things for a long long time. It’s awkward and not easy, but it is working.
I still haven’t reached the level of 3 minute workouts that I was doing one year ago. So that is one goal that I have set and I will be on track soon.
When someone says they need to get back on track it usually involves getting out of the rut. So do you want to get out of the rut? Or are you happy in that rut. If you really want to get out of the rut, lose the weight, beat depression, you need to have total commitment and no excuses. When you start the 3minute fitness plan, you will begin to feel immediate benefits. Part of the plan is uncovering the why behind the weight. Comfort eating or “cheating” is not allowed because guess what… that is called backsliding or in this course BS. It is a lifestyle change, and requires a one year commitment at least.
So what right do I have to tell you anything about commitment when I have obviously fallen off the wagon. Well let me tell you my motto:
“BRUSH OFF THE DIRT AND GET BACK ON THE BIKE”
As a child I vividly remember falling off my bike several times on the gravel road after taking a corner to fast and coming home with tiny rocks embedded in my knee, that my mom had to pick out with tweezers. I once fell while riding and smashed my finger into a cement wall, and actually cut the tip of my finger off. I ran home with it hanging by a piece of skin and was rushed to the hospital in a death defying ride in my neighbors car ( at one point we were airborne) to have it sewn back on with 8 stitches. The point is YES we fall but we get back on the bike. Do not feel that you have failed. It happens. We learn from experience. Keep looking forward, do not look back. Our past has an impact on our reality today as Chris Wark says, but it does not mean that it defines who we are and who we can become. Chris Wark beat stage 4 colon cancer. He is still living and helping others to beat their cancer without drugs, chemo or any of the other conventional methods.