The ghosts of Christmas wellnessHealth & Wellness, Online Only, Section 4A, The Art of Wellness, Top Highlights Sunday, December 6th, 2015
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The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are coming soon to a dream near you! Their visits will take a look at your state of well-being. I can just make out the shadow of someone approaching now through the haze and flickering lights. Let’s greet this first spirit of the holiday haunting!
It is indeed the ghost of Christmas past. It is time to explore what you have done to get your body where it is at today. There is always room for improvement. Constructive criticism is fantastic if you can graciously accept it and use it to make the necessary changes for betterment. Those who don’t look at their past and review it are likely to repeat it.
If you have lived an exemplary life of health and fitness then you are more than happy to repeat the saga of your finely tuned years. If you have yawed from the course of purity then you might want to take note of the errors of your ways from bygone months. Look at the common miscreants of health such as smoking, excessive drinking, and overindulgence of fast or slow food. Simply take note of all these and carry them with you now. The ghost of Christmas present is coming hither.
The second spirit of our holiday review is standing akimbo and would like to observe you as you are right at this moment. Will he see you as overweight, wheezing, wrinkled, aching, sad, and uncertain about the future. Perhaps he will see a lean mean fighting machine. You will need to write your own screenplay for this segment.
You are a moment in time at the present. It is only a snapshot. Where has your past brought you? Take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are happy as the person you see. Is that person in the looking glass a visage of healthiness that will allow for many more days of life? Jot down some notes while perusing the museum of YOU with your ghostly docent. Now be prepared as you are squired from the second apparition to our third ghost of Christmas.
This leg of our trip is scary and exciting. It is the unknown and is what can cause plenty of trepidation for even the best of our planners and shakers. Our third ghostly guide makes it clear that the future is what you make of it. He cues up “Que Sera Sera” from Doris Day and gets you in the mood. “Whatever will be, will be. The future’s not ours to see.” Ghost #3 knows you can’t control the future, but you can certainly influence the outcomes by what you do today.
If you continue your ways; whatever they might be, then you are likely to reap the results of those ways. Begin planting healthy and happy seeds today and give them plenty of water, sunshine, and fertilizer along your journey. The third ghost wishes you a fond farewell and leaves you to ruminate on your life and where you will head next.
I asked my mother, what will I be; Will I be pretty, will I be rich; Here’s what she said to me….
This article of inspiration is brought to you by that guy who wants a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. That guy is Blake and he could also use some safety goggles. Send holiday wishes to the big elf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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