As a new dad I realize that when my daughter keeps herself occupied and uses all her energy she is happier. Using all her energy also makes it is easier for her to rest. Something so simple that many of us sometimes forget and that is that we should give it our best so then we can re-charge and go at it again.
I see how my daughter does reacts when having her mind occupied and using her energy brings the result of having a very happy baby. For some reasons as adults sometimes we want to lay back and not use all of our energy it is easier for us to just sit back and watch TV, get extra sleep (although every once in a while for people that don’t sleep much like me it is a good idea), not get on that treadmill, or overall skipping anything that is productive.
Another example is how our four-legged son Juanga reacts on the days he burns up most of his energy he is calmer and happier.
Do we Keep Ourselves from Having Awesome Days by being lazy?
Sometimes I do think that I could have had a better day if I would have done one more thing, if I would have woken up 30 minutes earlier, if I would have rejected that not so healthy meal option, and/or if I would have gone for a 30 minute run.
Reality is that every second, minute, and day passed is history and now we have to focus on what approaches us.
By reading the book Switch a few weeks ago I have realized how hard I am on focusing on the things that I did not do well and missing out on what my bright spots are.
Focusing on the Bright Spots
The past few weeks I have not gotten much in getting my business going but on the other side the bright spot is that I have spent a great few weeks with my family enjoying time with them as much as I can. Living every moment by being able to kiss and hug my daughter (which is priceless). If I just focus on the fact that business is slow I put my head in a place where it will make it more difficult to help myself get my business going again.
When I focus on the positives aspects of life it motivates me to continue dealing with the ones I need to fix and improve.
The Importance of Moving Along and Recharging
As a new parent I worry even more that the example that I am setting for my daughter is the right one. I want her to learn that giving it your best is the way to go every day of your life. The reason I write this post is because we sometimes don’t do our best or get lazy and forget that the little sidekicks around look at us as key role models.
If we decide to sit and watch TV, not eat healthy, stay away from exercise, and continue bad overall habits over a certain period of time that is exactly what our kids will end up copying.
Are you giving it your best? Are you making sure that your children and those that look up to you can see you as a role model for the good things in life?