Don’t Over Do It!

 

Well there you have it, I’m tired!  We’ve been on the road a lot this month from Mississippi, to Louisiana, to Arkansas, to Oklahoma, and now back in Texas.  I’ve put a lot of miles on my car and my body.  I feel fortunate to do what I do, but have also realized lately that I need to start taking care of myself better (or better yet my wife realized it).   It’s a hard thing to do when you are so used to grabbing food on the go, staying up until 3-4AM, and exerting myself the way I do on stage.  Still, I have more than just myself to look out for so it’s time to make some changes.

 

1.) I need to change my eating habits.  Even though, I pay the rent for our local Chick-fil-a, I know it’s just not cutting it.  This is probably the hardest thing for me to do because if its full of sugar or grease, it’s usually calling my name.  Recently, I have noticed my body lagging a bit so it’s time to see if there is something to what all those health nuts talk about.

2.) I’ll try to get more sleep.  I’m usually up until 2-3AM every night, so I am thinking a couple more hours might do me some good.  Plus, these bags under my eyes need to take a vacation.

3.) Working out…..blah!  As much as I love people, the gym is not really where I want to be.  So unless it’s a yoga class with my wife or Zumba, I don’t have a lot of options.  Yes, I get plenty of aerobic exercise when performing, but it’s time to put a little meat on my bones (the healthy way).

4.) Finding time to relax is next on the agenda.  My wife likes to take a day every now and then and go to the spa, I can’t really relax like that I end up trying to talk to everyone else and disrupting their relaxation time.  I can, however, relax with a few hours of my feet up with a good show on Netflix.  I just need to start making sure I take that time to wind down.

5.) I’ve got to start praying and studying the bible more.  Yes, I am an unashamed Christian.  When I do sit down and pray or study, I find I am more centered and my anxiety is not there.  There is a lot of hope and comfort in the Lord and I find the crazier my life gets, the more I need Him.

 

If you’re in the same boat as me, let me suggest the list above to you.  I think you will be surprised at how much better you feel when you actually start taking care of yourself.

 

Holla – Michael