As we strive to become physically healthier, I think it is important to remember that we should continue to become stronger mentally and emotionally as well. Our challenge this week is not a physical challenge but a “Daily Life Challenge.”

Three “simple” actions:

1-ZERO television- No TV time for the whole day. How often to you and your family watch television? In the evening instead of turning on the news, take some some time away from the tube. All that news garbage can wait! You might be surprised at how much better you sleep. What did people do before the TV was invented? Maybe draw some pictures, play classic board games, color or go for a walk? See How TV Affects Your Child.

2-Read a book- Strengthen that mind! “When the mind is trained and channeled, it begins to pay attention more thoroughly. ” More at The Benefits of Reading .

3-Compliment five people- Do you believe in Karma? Or at least what goes around comes around? Regardless, for the sole reason of doing a good deed, a compliment towards another feels good. Doesn’t it feel good to help others feel good? A compliment can be a good start.

“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maybe a couple of actions today will help us continue down a healthier path during our journey?

Are you up for the challenge? I know in our home we have the TV on before bedtime…this will be a huge challenge for us! I definitely need to compliment my wife and kids more…I think it but do not always express it. Maybe this is no challenge for you?

A single step at a time is all that’s possible – even when taken on the run.