How often do you pay attention to your perceptions? As I was in my Friday morning hour pool class at the health club, this blog topic came to my mind.
You see I have been working out consistently now for over 35 years, at least 4 times each week. I used to look at the mostly older ladies, in the pool classes and say to myself, “Wow that would be so easy. I won’t ever do that!”
Just over a year ago I took my first pool class and that evening I was so sore, I needed to take an Aleve!
Ha! Just goes to show you how off my perception of a pool class was!
Friday was the first class of the summer in the outside pool. It was a perfect morning. Blue sky, no clouds, sun shining, birds singing and the strong wonderful smell of the lilacs in the air! I smiled throughout the entire class, savoring everything.
You see if I had held to my perception of a pool class being easy and mostly for old ladies, I would never have experienced what I did Friday in the pool.
Throughout each of the classes, I feel like a lighthearted kid! I’m smiling most of the hour. The workout is very different from anything else I do the other 3 days per week. It’s easier on my almost 62 year old joints.
The water creates an awesome resistance to help strengthen my muscles, unlike my weight classes I take twice each week.
How many times do you do this same thing? Judge a person or an experience without giving it a try?
How often do you not move forward on something because of your perception of it?
As I’m moving along my journey here on earth, I am aware more moments than not of what I’m feeling and also what I’m thinking.
What would happen for you if you adopted this type of self-awareness most of your moments? Do you think your perceptions of people and life would change?
I challenge you to give it a try. Slow down, breathe, appreciate people and things around you. Begin to do things you are unsure of or things that may scare you. I guarantee your perceptions will change!
Leave me a comment about all of this!
Love and blessings,
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