I love doors. Walking down the street I am fascinated by the colors, the shapes, windows vs. glass panels. I take pictures to capture their uniqueness. Windows are everywhere and though they are a part of every building, we open a window to let the fresh air and sunshine in. We open the doors to so much more! Our doors open our homes for deliveries and visitors, we enter and exit any building through the door. But when it comes to opportunities – we usually say, “window of opportunity” – or are they? How many of us stepped out of a window to get something, we use the door – we get the mail, have visitors enter our homes through the door, we receive deliveries, we bring in groceries and new family members. Windows of opportunity are usually used as a sales pitch and if you don’t make a decision today you will miss whatever deal that is available and if you don’t jump NOW, it will be gone forever. Windows are usually small in comparison to doors.
Likewise, people have stated close the door to that chapter of your life, career ~ but how many of us have walked down endless streets and barely noticed these doors? The doors are different colors, and shapes. Some doors have windows or are decorated. They open to the left and to the right – some doors open out to the street while others open to the homes. These are our opportunities but do we recognize what is before us or are we so occupied looking behind on those that are closed to us that we miss those small little things that could be the door to a new life, a new career, a new body? What are we missing by not recognizing those things that are right in front of us? We are so inundated with information and stuff, how do we recognize what is good, what is worth exploring, what is truly something to stop and pay attention to?
Every January we walk through a door to a gym with the intention of getting healthy? We opened this door but did we really take a look at what is available inside this opportunity. We put our heads down head to the first piece of equipment and we are off to the races. Did you bother to look around, did you ask questions, what is best for me? We are told to work out for 30 minutes and if you read the internet there is a wide range of information, is it specifically for you? Our focus is to get it done, but what should we get done? We approach the gym, our health with the mentality of a window – a short period of time, otherwise it’s missed. Our health is for the long haul. First, we need to do things differently if we approach this January with a new focus that that door is full of information and it will enhance your life and health then you will be receptive to better way of life. Stop take a look around, ask questions! There are many different sources of information, take charge of your health by choosing a door that speaks to optimal health. Optimal health speaks of balance between our eating habits, sleeping habits, our stress levels and our workouts. Thirty minutes will not be the window of opportunity that makes 2017 the year you become that amazing authentic individual that is hiding in those sweatshirts, trying to just get it done! It’s your year ~ Choose to be healthy!