Self-care Involves Hope for Your Future

Seven billion human beings breathe in oxygen and breathe out nitrogen every day.

Seven Billion.

I know that is common  knowledge, but…..THAT’S A LOT!

I am not sure if I have dared to grasp the magnitude of that. From that seven billion comes roughly 6,500 spoken languages and 195 countries, across seven continents. Yet, if you compare just two people out of those numbers then you will see vast, different personalities and traits. It’s beautiful. It’s challenging. It’s mind-blowing. Not two people have the same fingerprints, the same thought patterns, the same amount of love and hate for things, like one can love opera and the other despise opera but love hip-hop and jazz. One can love Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Cookie Butter (Which I love!!) with Vanilla ice cream and the other would love Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (an ode to my mother!).

Despite all our differences, one similarity remains:

We are all living life. We are living life in different states, different cities, different addresses, and different continents, but nonetheless, we are living it! Maybe much of your life is driving as a Uber driver, picking up people ride by ride. You might be homeless, reading this at a library. You might be a stock broker, always watching the market and peering in on Wall Street Journal so you can know what the next, right move is.

Speaking of, what is your next, right move ?

Self-care involves knowing who you are in the moment, while having hope for the future. If you are like me, you always try to think about getting ahead in life. Whether it is professional, relational, physical, financial, mental or emotional, I learn to be better in every arena. To be better, you need to know how to move toward those goals that you set for yourself as you “live life.” I am all about being in the moment and being patient with yourself when you go through different seasons, but I don’t do well with just settling for where I am. I always believe that there is more to know, more to see, more to experience. To give you a taste of what I have done recently to be better, I:

• Read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki to learn how to think like a wealthy person,
• Joined AdvoCare to provide financial freedom for myself, be around a community of like-minded people who love fitness and can help others live life well.
• I started running as a lifestyle, and not as a chore. I now look forward to my runs rather than dread them. As a plus, I get to really see nature in ways I never have before. It helps bring in perspective in my life.

Those are just a few examples of what I have done to enrich my life and care for myself.

What are some things that you have done to provide self-care?? Let me know in the comments below!

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I am a 32 year-old central floridian. I work at a 4-Diamond hotel in Florida. I live with a roommate who is so different than me, it's insane, but we make it work. Also, I am a 6'3" tall, 240 lb black, straight man who wants to blog about self-care!

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