An Infusion of Love, Joy, and Peace
Emotional Fitness is directly related to the ways in which you perceive yourself as a valuable, lovable human being with a purpose on this earth.
There are five pieces of advice that can be very helpful to people striving to live Totally Fit Life.
- Refuse to compare.
In setting goals for yourself, don’t compete with other people or compare any aspect of your life to others. If you are going to compete with anyone, compete with yourself. Set goals for yourself and work to attain them. If you find yourself comparing yourself to another person, say aloud to yourself, “Isn’t that interesting. That’s who they are. This is who I am.” Then, point out good aspects of yourself in a non-competitive manner.
- Set realistic goals.
Perfection isn’t realistic. Perfection is unattainable. Set goals that ARE attainable, that DO challenge you, and that are aimed in the direction of wholeness.
- Applaud others.
Don’t envy the accomplishments of other people–don’t covet what they have won, achieved, or earned. Applaud their win, admire their success, and appreciate their achievement.
- Embrace your own uniqueness.
Discover as much about yourself as you can. Your Creator only made one of you, and He built into you a unique set of wonderful qualities, dreams, talents, and abilities. Your body is one-of-a-kind. Nobody but YOU can do what you can do, when and where you have opportunity to do it, with the people God places in your path, and in the way that is distinctively your style. Embrace your distinctiveness and value the unique qualities that make up other people. In so doing, you will be valuing yourself and others. The more you value others and let them know that you do, the more you will be valued by others in return.
- Make friends.
Never think that you have enough friends. Never take a friendship for granted. Never think you can stop working at a friendship. There are few things in life as rewarding and nurturing as a good friendship.
The Emotional Basic 3.
When people are asked to choose words that describe emotional fitness, they tend to choose these three: love, joy, and peace. These emotional basics are rooted in intentional thought, word, and deed. They can be lasting characteristics in a person’s life–but like all things encompassed by the Totally Fit Life program, they must be MADE to happen. These emotions take root in a person’s life, and grow and flourish, when a person makes an intentional choice to do some things, and refuse to do other things.