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Push,Push, Beyond Your Own Limits

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It Is So Easy To Be Comfortable

Not wanting any more

Relaxing at home on the couch

Sitting back in a lazy chair

Doing the same job for years

You know that old routine

Like driving in your car

Going down along the highway and down through local streets

Then not knowing how you got somewhere

You drove because you have done it so many times before

On autopilot, your body knew where to go

Life can be a lot of the same thing

Some routines our good

Eating healthy and exercise regularly

Then other routines a little less helpful

Going to the local bar for a drink after work

Night after night

Sleeping late on Saturday morning because you can

It is easy to get lazy and fall into a trap

Going out to eat every other night of the week

Isn't the healthiest choice and can become a little costly in the wallet

Watching a little too much t.v. or playing computer games hours on end

You have to decide your limits if any

Then you have to decide what you want to get done

The hours in a day don't change

The older we get sometimes it is harder to do things

So do all you can now

Later you might be nursing the bum knee or that tender back

Keep your ideas alive and well in a journal

Then you can be your own judge

What is good or what is bad for you

Today there are apps on your phone to make note-taking even easier

You can use voice command so don't even have to write

This can be helpful but you still have to do the work

As my day starts out on the right foot

I will see if it stays that way or gets a little rocky

The winter months are the toughest for me

Because I like to nothing better than to sleep

Oh, wonderful sleep

Well, take a little time to do what you want

Even if you are having a bad hair day

Don't worry it is still early

Plenty of time to change

Comments

DREAM ON (author) on December 20, 2019:

Audrey Hunt We have to remember to take care of ourselves first. If we fall apart then I am not sure who will be around to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I love helping people and I have the most difficult time where to draw the line. I look through my old writings and I find I was busy helping other people which is a good thing but I have to circle the wagon train and make sure I am safe too. Every day is another step in the right direction. As long as we plan properly and keep making small changes to make our life better. Helping people has always been a top priority in my life. That will never change. Finding new ways to enjoy my old loves is a challenge. Technology pushes us so fast forward I am not always ready to make the leap. Thank you for your comment and your insight into your day. I can see why music is the apple of your eye. So soothing, inspirational, fulfilling, rewarding, calming, creative to say only a few. There is so much, much more. What a great profession to have all your life. I love country music and sometimes I love good old peace and quiet. I guess I am an old man deep down under my skin. With Christmas only five days away. There will be many children that will be so happy. I remember all the joys I had on Christmas day. I enjoyed it so much the memory still tickles my insides to this day. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy New Year.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on December 18, 2019:

I'm a pro at procrastinating when it comes to doing stuff I'd rather not do. There's just so much I like doing, I tend to go there first. I love helping people who need my help when it comes to music...anything having to do with music, so of course, this always gets top priority.

Thanks for this good read and blessings to you and yours.

DREAM ON (author) on December 16, 2019:

Kari Poulsen The things we do and the things we want to do. How close they are together and yet they seem miles apart when we try to put them into practice. Our choices are not always easy and sometimes unexpected and made for us. Have a great day. If you get a chance catch some extra sleep for me. Thank you for reading and sharing. It is always so nice to see you.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 15, 2019:

I chuckled when I read you love to sleep. Sleep is one of my favorite hobbies also. Isn't the winter the best to sleep in. Cuddled up with blankets against the cold. Wonderful!

DREAM ON (author) on December 15, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee I know you want to get as much as possible done. Sometimes you will find after an afternoon break you will come back refreshed and ready to conquer the world. Where if you just stay at it you get worn out and lose concentration. Your body gets tired and you lose joy. You don't want everything in your life to become a chore. Try to find time to thank yourself for being who you are not always what you plan to be. You might find out you are so wonderful just the way you are that all the pressure to get things done isn't necessary. Do what you can and enjoy the now and not tomorrow. I have seen you do so much and come along way. I hope you can see what I see and take the time to smell the roses. Because they are the most beautiful I have ever seen. It is a shame to miss the benefits of all your hard work only to want more. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Today is a great day. With your help, tomorrow will be even better.

DREAM ON (author) on December 15, 2019:

John Hansen I live for comfort and would do anything for a nice hot shower and would love to stay in there for hours. When my hands start to prune up I know it's been a while. It feels so good I never want to leave. I know the longer I stay in the more water I waste. So after ten minutes, fifteen minutes tops I drag myself out. If I could afford it I would go for a massage every day. My body feels so good every muscle feels pampered. At Planet gym they have a massage chair. I go there whenever I get a chance. My cat Charlotte loves to be patted. She doesn't move and I know she is so content. I love to see her simple reaction when her eyes closed and she purrs constantly. When I read a story I like so much and it is easy to get distracted and forget there is so much more work that has to get done. Sometimes all I want to do is write. There has to be a balance and it takes me a while to find that happy medium. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Off to another day of work and the weather turned to heavy rain and all the snow we had has melted. That is a good thing. Sometimes we have to be extra careful because it is easy to get flooded when snow turns to rain. I checked down my cellar I am lucky so far. The ground must still be cold enough to freeze and when the sun comes out it melts some more. Just another busy day I guess I would not have it any other way.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 14, 2019:

I do keep pushing myself and sometimes it all seems too hard. I reprimand myself for taking an afternoon nap now and then because I don't get as much done as I needed to. All I know is that things have got to change drastically by the time the new year rolls round,

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 13, 2019:

Yes, Dream On, it is often do easy to be comfortable and we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone to do what needs doing rather than what we want to do. You explain it well. Good job.