Just thinking about making a change in your life, no matter how small, can make you nervous, anxious, increase your blood pressure and stress levels. No one likes to change.
There are only a few absolute 'givens' in life: we are born, things change, and we die. And more often than not, most of our time is dealing with the change portion. It is better to deal with it than stick our heads in the sand and pretend that we are that one person in life to whom change does not occur.
And change comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms: how you think, how you live, how you eat, exercise, how you love.
We start the change process early in life as an open book. But sooner than later, we get caught up in life, in our routines, our ruts, we become less independent, more a product of everything around us.
And today, we live in an 'Attention Economy.' one that tends to stifle our creativity, prevents us from independent thinking, and gets us addicted to distractions. We rely on our distractions to keep us focused. So it is no wonder that as we progress in life, we may have no idea what the concept of change is, never mind going down the path of creating that new you.
Does the story you have been telling the world about yourself still apply? How do you want the new you to look and feel? Can that new you live a healthy, happy, long life?
This blog attempts to unwind the clock, look back at different ages in life and how we can anticipate, plan for and embrace change, and make those changes a positive part of our lives, of our BLUERISA goal of a long, healthy, happy life.
And as we look back, we will look at changes we can easily control: what you eat, your exercise routine. We will look at sudden changes, like the end of a relationship or the loss of a job. And changes we neglected to anticipate, like retirement.
By unwinding the clock, we can develop a guide for all of us to create a regenerative future, not one in which we dwindle. We will create a life of always looking forward to your new and exciting future.
As the changes we deal with in retirement are near and dear to my heart, this is where this blog, this story, will begin. Because in the here and now, we cannot unwind our clock. We can only go forward.
Have you ever read the obituary page of the New York Times? Or any other local newspaper? If you could write your obituary today, what would it say? If you write it tomorrow, what would you like it to say?
Lux Narayan, CEO & co-founder at Unmetric, in his TED talk entitled.
'What I learned from 2000 obituaries' discovered that 'making a positive dent in the fabric of life' was one of the most common threads in the obits he studied.
So, where do we go from here? Does it appeal to you to create a new positive you? Can you write a dynamic future obituary and live that dream? Do you want to be the best you possibly can be?
Please continue to read this blog as we look at our stories. Let's think out of the box and dream and write some fantastic new stories, those future chapters in our lives.
But always remember, good posture MUST be part of every story.
I am looking forward to those dreams and a long, happy, healthy BLUERISA life.