Are you stressed out? Is sleep, rest, recovery, and white space few and far between in your life? All too often we sacrifice the sanity in our lives to accommodate all the other tasks we have that drive us to the brink of exhaustion on a daily basis.
In technical terms, a virus is an ultramicroscopic inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants, and animals. This would be the medical definition of what brings our lives to a crashing halt and interrupts everything that is on our to do list. For the sake of this article I want to talk about the type of virus that infects our progress and outlook on the way we move through our lives.
The second definition listed for a virus is “a corrupting influence on morals or intellect; poison.” Very interesting…that description reminds me of a lot of people and situations in life that completely inhibit the positive progress we could be attempting to make in our life.
Are the examples of your friends, family, or co-workers I’m describing beginning to pop into your head? Are you thinking about the drama and unnecessary trouble that people associate with continuously? These types of viruses in our lives bring us down in ways we just don’t seem to comprehend. We all know the person that makes us cringe every time we see their name on the caller ID. Before we even answer the phone we are well aware of the negativity that will be dripping from the earpiece as we end our conversation. The people in our lives that constantly involve themselves in negative situations and project that negativity on everyone they come in contact with are the virus’ that are robbing us from reaching our potential.
Please don’t mistake my metaphor here as a call to arms to end all of your relationships with people you love that may be hindering your progress. My goal with this post is to make us all aware that although a virus can be fatal to reaching your goals, you can become efficient at healing your life to make these relationships better.
The first thing that we all need to do is begin to generate an awareness within your group of people that you simply can’t be involved in behavior or activities that collectively bring you down. Communication can be key in ultimately changing the behavior of that “virus” or turn around a bad situation into a learning experience.
Be the leader in your family or group of friends to start shifting the focus of social interaction from gossip or negativity to recognition and positive affirmations. Take the initiative to discuss what everyone is thankful for and the great accomplishments that everyone is working towards.
Make the commitment today to be the best in everything you do. By choosing to avoid or stray away from people and environments that bring you down we can start believing in the inspiring actions we witness daily. Be a living breathing vaccine for everyone you love and care about.
Here’s to a fitter tomorrow!——-> R’s
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” ~ Ghandi