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Use It . . . Or Lose It May 24, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

If we don’t use our muscles, they atrophy and waste away . . . to nothing. 

Don’t believe me? 

Climb into bed.  Stay there.  For 30 days.  Then, try to stand on your own two feet. 

Not gonna happen.

It’s not just leg and arm muscles that disappear from non-use.  Our memory muscles, sense of humor, drive, enthusiasm, resilience, determination, goal setters, dream-makers, kindness capacitors, vision questers, inner artists, and imagineers all benefit from regular work outs.

If we ignore these central and essential players, they dissipate and evaporate. 

They vanish. 


Leaving us to play the game of life with fewer and fewer resources at our disposal. 

Have you ever played chess with only pawns left to defend the King from attack by opposing Rooks, Castles, Bishops, and the evil ubiquitous Queen?

Not fun, is it?  The chance of prevailing diminishes with each piece lost. 

Eventually, our odds of winning are on par with making it to the top of Mt. Everest, without Sherpas, while wading through an avalanche in a blizzard.

Use it . . . or lose it.
Get up.  Get out.  Get moving. 

Get happy!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Muscle Mania: A Nod To The Remote Control (Kate Shrewsday)