How Friday the 13th can start your journey to a healthier you. When I was about thirteen, my best friend and I thought it would be a great idea to watch The Shining. We loved horror movies. Usually we watched the ones so ridiculous that they were more funny than horrifying. Until we met our match. I do not totally recall the thought or approval process behind watching The Shining. All I know is even today I can vividly remember sitting in the living room of her new house (at night of course) watching this movie. It left a mark.
Sometimes I feel like it is a teenage right-of-passage to make unhealthy decisions. Some pass with time and may turn in to a funny lesson-learned tale. What about when that unhealthy decision leaves a mark? When a habit is formed? When your circumstances are changed?
Have you ever experienced a moment where an unhealthy decision creates a habit?
Friday the 13th brings many to scary movies, watching for the unlucky circumstance, and sometimes general tomfoolery. I am all for fun. Fun today no longer includes horror movies. I like sleep too much.
It is in the name of fun that sometimes we make our excuse to continue an unhealthy habit or activity. For years, I smoked cigarettes. I gave it up long before my kids but there is nothing like having to provide a teaching lesson of experience – especially when you have to admit a bad choice.
I have days when I would like to go back to the simplicity of getting scared senseless by a movie. If that is the worst decision – well lesson learned. Some days adulting is hard. Making the right choices for my mind, spirit, and body are not always in alignment with my feelings.
So today -Friday the 13th. Seems like as good of day as any to kick off a 30 day journey. For some it may be a challenge. Maybe for you it will be the encouragement of sharing and hearing the stories of others to know you are seen. You are not alone. You are valued – in all life’s crazy!
Join me in the next 30 days – Embrace the Healthier You (in the midst of all your crazy).
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