Dear America, Success is a Habit

Technology may be speeding up but our bodies are slowing down and America is paying the price in terms of depression, anxiety, and obesity.  We get conditioned into thinking that fast and easy is better.  It allows us to get more done in a shorter amount of time.  We half-ass our way through our day only to go home: make the quickest dinner possible and passively live life from television show to Ipad and cell phone.  We busify ourselves to the point we make ourselves sick and then we wonder: why am I not happy?  Why is my body not able to run? Able to focus? Able to achieve.  These once preventable and relatively easy conditions to treat have become centerfold in our society.

I am writing this because I care.  I care about the well-being of others and I see far too many young people with bags and dark circle under their eyes.  They are suppose to be at time in their life when they are thriving and not merely just surviving.

So the question that comes to mind is how?  Well, we have to claim our life; we have to stand up for healthy food and active lifestyles.  We have to understand the emotional needs of being social, of being outside, of throwing away the meds and creating lifestyle changes instead of quick fixes.

The truth is that success is a habit.  It is owning it daily in all aspects of your life.  Of course, no one is perfect nor should anyone be, but all success comes from getting knocked down and getting back up again.  It stems from sacrifice and hard work.  It takes a lot of time and patience.

The question that comes to mind is, are you ready for the challenge? To claim your life and make it better for you, your health, your family, and America?

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