Monday, May 13, 2013

Do Your Thing

What is one healthy recommendation that, while not dispensed in doctor's offices or featured on health bulletins, can greatly boost your health and vitality? Simply put, Do Your Thing.

What's your thing? The magic about your thing is that the only person who knows the answer to that question is you. When you're doing your thing, whatever it may be, you might feel a warm rush of curiosity filling your mind, energy entering your body, and time flying by without you even noticing.

When you do your thing, the person who decides how you go about it is you. That's the reason why the activity or outlet can feel so stimulating, engaging, and satisfying. No one else can tell you exactly how to do it, because then it wouldn't quite be your thing anymore. When you're doing your thing, it's almost like a secret you have with yourself.

That thing that you uniquely do is a very individual pursuit. It could be an art form that grabs you and that no one has ever taught you. It could be that you love hitting a tennis ball against the wall methodically while you feel muscle memory forming. It could be that you jam out to music while writing a story on your typewriter. There may be a time of day that feels like your thing, when you know you'll hit your stride and feel energized. Maybe inside your thing, you love encountering new challenges so that you can enjoy the feeling of overcoming them. Maybe in your thing, you help others face challenges similar to the ones you've been through.

There are times when your thing involves spending time with your child, your pet, or someone special in a way that only you do. Maybe you put a 1,000 piece puzzle together or something. Maybe you stumble across your thing on a day that just seems same 'ole in the morning, but ends with an unexpected surprise. Your thing could involve your favorite chair, most cozy spot, or most visited park.

What's cool about you doing your thing is that it's yours and no one can take it away from you. It's not only a valuable way that you spend your time, but it's also valuable for your health. Though your doc didn't write this one down on a prescription pad to get filled at the pharmacy, you doing your thing is well-rounded medicine.

When life feels confusing, in limbo, challenging, or tough, it can be tempting to abandon your thing because you feel distracted. It can be worth it sometimes to try doing your thing anyway. It may help you jump over a tough obstacle. If not, don't worry because your thing will still be there later once things calm down. Even when you're experiencing changes and transitions, you can still do it your way and thus you'll still be doing your thing.

This week, as you go about your routines and responsibilities, pay attention to the feeling of doing your thing as well. How do you Do Your Thing?

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