To get physically fit you need to exercise daily. Just the same, to get mentally fit, you need to work your mind everday. These writings are meant to be read daily to serve that purpose.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Use It Or Lose It
What happens to anything that is not used? Depending on what it is, it may rust, wither, weaken or break. The law of physics is that everything will basically deteriorate in some way or the other over time. All of us enjoy the idea of being youthful and if you take a look around, you will notice that youth = using it. If you continue to stay as physically active as you did in your youth, your body (muscles) will be forced to keep their tone. Just the same, if you keep your mind active it also will be forced to keep in shape. As we get older we become less active and complacent. People say they don’t have time for this, yet they seem to find plenty of time for dinners, movies, TV , etc.. I say, we can’t afford to not have the time. We have to find the time to keep our minds and bodies in shape. My grandparent’s health began to rapidly deteriorate when they were forced to become inactive due to health issues. Once they stopped moving mentally and physically, it was a rapid, compounding decent. If you want to stay mentally or physically in shape, ask yourself, “What am I doing on a daily basis to keep mentally sharp and physically fit.” If you want to maintain, there is a minimum. If you want to improve or advance, you need to do even more. It goes without saying, that are mind and bodies will change as we age but the rate at which they change, is directly correlated to the amount of use. It’s not my message but natures. It is very clear and supported with overwhelming data, USE IT OR LOSE IT!!!