Vitamins for the Soul

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We are all into wellness these days. Personal fitness is all the rage.

Many resolutions start with 'lose ten pounds' or 'exercise more'.

Now, physical health is all fine and dandy.

But what about our emotional and intellectual health?

Maybe it could go something like this...

Daily Vitamins for the Soul

- Vitamin A equals Attitude

A daily dose of realistic optimism combined with gratitude can really turn our thinking around. Remember that our thoughts determine our direction.

- Vitamin E equals Excellence

Whether it is changing dirty diapers, signing contracts, managing employees or waiting tables, excellence is the key to getting the most out of life. Why? Because we get out just what we put in.

- Vitamin C equals Courage

To be emotionally fit, we need courage. It takes courage to try new things, to shoot for more today than yesterday. Sometimes, it takes courage just to stay in the game.

- Vitamin D equals Determination

Ever watch a car that's run out of gas? All the parts are there and are working fine, but the car is going nowhere. That's what happens to us when we run out of determination. We all need drive and ambition to work towards our dreams. Determination is the fuel to get us there.

- Vitamin B-Complex equals Beauty

Ever worked on a project so long and so hard that you lost your motivation? Our daily routines can be like that; tedious and un-inspiring. What our souls crave at times like that is beauty. A colorful mural, inspiring music or a favorite quote can energize us again. Beauty can also come in the form of a newly organized office or a friendly face just when we need it.

So how do we get these vitamins? As with our physical bodies, we must make a conscious effort to 'ingest' the emotional nutrients we need. Moreover, just like exercising a muscle, as we practice more courage or choose determination, our efforts can make us sore or cause us pain! However, the more we use these 'vitamins', the more proficient we become at using them and the more they sink into our very soul.

Now that's wellness truly from the inside out.

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Copyright (c) 2004 Colleen Langenfeld delivers deals, tips and creative resources to working moms who want the most out of their homes, families and careers at http://www.paintedgold.com . Sign up for our free newsletter and get an online Creativity Toolkit as our gift to you!

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