I came across this talk some time ago and would like to share it with you
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent van Gogh
I can assemble a dining table and chairs, a bed and a child’s three wheeler all by myself but not a bloody fit ball!!!!
I bought a fit ball a few months ago and of course it stayed in the spare room in the box for a while. Tonight I was going to pump it up so I can use it as a seat to sit at my ironing board (where else?) to use my laptop (I know I know!)
A few minutes of pumping and voila! NOT
There were instructions which I read and as I was doing so I also read “Important” which I decided were for when using the ball (but always good for a laugh when translated). You know what? I really believe that the “Important” is for when trying to pump up the ball.
Not only can I NOT sit on the ball but it appears that my “buns” will never be toned
Oh well, I suppose that at least one instruction makes sense – “…can also be used in conjunction with dumbbells”. Apparently these balls “are ideal” for this – are they referring to me?
By the way, the pump looks suspiciously like something used to ice cakes – hmmmmm…..
Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year everybody. This is the year of the Water Dragon. The dragon signifies happiness and success. Tomorrow is also a new moon and that is meant to be a good time to get clear about want you want out of life, ditch the old stuff and start something more positive (yes please, dragon – I would really like to be able to pump up my fit ball)
I heard this from someone yesterday as one of his 3 tips on how to have an amazing year. Getting over yourself means being more playful, bringing more fun, more lightness into your life. He stated that there was so much “terminal seriousness” going on in the world today and asked can we really afford to have another serious person on this planet. The ultimate way of living life deeper, rather than faster, living a regret free life, accessing inner peace is to get over ourselves and stop taking ourselves so seriously and just enjoy the moment, laugh at ourselves when we do silly things. Laugh at our little mistakes, the ones that don’t mean anything (like my usual thing – I trip over nothing on the street)
Someone else left a comment about a condition called Temporary Seriousness Infection (TSI). Don’t you just love it? I have decided to use the TSI label for those times when I am taking things too seriously. So, this week when you are finding that you are getting stressed about something, ask “Is this TSI?”
I would really love to hear how you go with this one