Archives for October, 2012
Do you worry so much that it ruins your day? And maybe your nights because you can’t sleep due to worry? While worry is a common human behavior, too much of it can add unnecessary stress to your life which can cause health problems which can . . . Wait. I better stop before you start to worry about this. Here's a list of three reasons people worry and three ways to change for good.
At 48 years old, I’ve decided to take up bicycling. (Bear with me, I'll be getting to the hacks straightaway! But we're going to use bicycling as an analogy.) My sister, who is a year older than me, decided earlier this year that she was going to compete in mini-triathlons, also known as sprints. We talked about doing a sprint together next year, but since I’m a very weak swimmer and my knees can’t tolerate running anymore, we’ve opted to do a relay where she will swim, I will bike, and another friend will run. So, here I am, a middle-aged former athlete who hasn’t ridden a bike since she was a kid, out on the roads pedaling away trying to get back into shape. And you know what? It’s hard. It’s hard and it’s exhilarating and frustrating and invigorating. All in one package. Just about every day that I ride now, I realize that my bicycle riding is very much like life can be when you’re trying to learn a new skill or break an old habit or just make it through a tough time. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned: