Wednesday, April 6, 2011

30 n 30 Just do it

I've heard from a number of participants that they are really trying to do something everyday but,  they are struggling with either finding the time or sustaining the activity for 30 minutes. I completely understand so, let me help with a few suggestions.

Look at some of the things you do already that might be combined with your 30 minutes of fully focused time. For instance, instead of listening to the radio while you drive how about listening to that book you wanted to read on tape.  If you want to write a novel but, can't find the time to sit and type it, tell it to a voice recorder while you drive.

 Heck singing while you drive sure beats screaming at the other drivers! I may never learn to sing on key but singing is something I love to do.

Meditation comes in many forms: how about a walking meditation as your warm up on the way to the gym? Or mindful meditation on the elliptical? Or the bath tub at home?

 Back when I could still exercise I would jump rope or do sit ups during the commercial breaks of my favorite TV shows. (just a factoid here: 5 minutes of jumping rope is equal to 15 minutes of any other aerobic exercise).

If you have kids at home and you are trying to spend more time with them but they are at that lovely stage where if you suggest anything the answer will be a resounding no try these:

If you have Netflix start watching a series that your child will want to watch, don't announce it just start watching from episode one. Make a bowl of popcorn and watch. I promise you it won't be long before you have company on the couch. ( by the way I've been told it works for significant others too).

If you don't have Netflix then buy a series DVD box set on sale or rent a movie from redbox the key is to pick something that will capture their interest and yours.

The important thing to remember is that you are working toward 30 minutes a day. If you stay in your activity longer then enjoy the bonus points. And if you don't make it to 30 minutes one day aim for 30 the next. 30 n 30 is about having more of the activities that you love in your life. So even one minute of fully focused fun is worth it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

30 in 30


I hope you will join me in what I call a personal movement experiment. The challenge to spend 30 minutes a day for the next 30 days focusing on something that you believe will change your life.  Why? because if it works then you've changed your life and if it doesn't then you've spent 30 minutes a day doing something you love.
That's rule number one spend 30 minutes a day in an activity you love to do. The key word here is LOVE, not like or have to, I said  LOVE. It's that simple devote a full 30 minutes everyday to an activity you love.

OK peanut gallery, I can hear you. How do you find 30 minutes? Hmm, well right now I should be trying to walk the dog, icing/heating my back, stacking dishes in the dishwasher, watching "Law and Order" or making sure this Blog is grammatically correct!

Instead, I am inviting you to join me in doing what you love. Why? because spending even 30 minutes a day doing what you love has got to make the rest of your life a little bit easier or at least that's what I am betting my 30 minutes a day on. Alrighty then! get a move on start today or start tomorrow but for goodness sake start.

I will be back with a few more rules (I promise only a few) and lots of information to get you going. And please remember this is not a chore have fun with it... you deserve it.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I am thankful for the little things that saved my life.

I feel blessed every day... that on 9/11 a number of little things saved my life.

1)I wore flats instead of the high heels I wore every day. It allowed me to run when the building collapsed.

2)My favorite client, Manuel Gomez Jr. Vice President of Fuji Bank canceled our regular meeting in Tower 2 on the 80th floor. He died in his office at the time I would have been with him. (God bless you Manny )

3)It was Theo’s first day at school and I was stopped by a mother I hadn’t seen all summer so we talked and I left the school 15 minutes later than I should have which means I didn’t have time to go into World trade to get my usual Morning coffee and Krispy Crème Donut. (thank you, Liz you saved my life)

4) And when I was running when the first Tower collapsed I choose to run in the right direction and was able to move fast enough to escape the falling debris that killed or hurt so many others. (I give thanks to that small still voice that is my Guide!)

I am Thankful and blessed everyday!