On Tuesday morning, one of my students contacted me to let me know how much of an inspiration I am to him and he wants to know my secret…lol. How is it possible for me to have so much energy for a 5PM to 9PM class after waking up around 4AM, going to the gym and working an 8AM to 4PM job. He wanted to know what my main source of motivation was and why. I honestly have to give thanks for that one cup of coffee I have around mid-morning or mid-day and my 20-30 minute power nap I sometimes take during my lunch hour, for helping me make it through the day. I know being vegetarian and eating one cooked meal a day with everything else being raw fruits and vegetables, also helps significantly with my energy level. I also try to consume meals that require as little digestion time as possible and foods with a low glycemic index that will not spike my insulin level. This student wanted a detailed outline of what my day was like lol. While I sometimes think I haven’t accomplished as much as I should have, there are still people who think I have done so much for my age. I constantly believe in challenging myself to see how much I can really take, so once in a while, I’ll purposely step up the stress in my life. This may seem silly to some but at least I am in control of the situation. I believe this prepares me for stressful situations that are unexpected and which I have less control over.
Yesterday, I called a friend to check up on him and he also thanked me for some of my Facebook posts. He said that even though I may not know it, those quotes resonate really deeply within some of my profile friends and provide such great inspiration. There is always someone watching us, so it’s important to let the best in us shine and quietly work on the “not so great” qualities to become a better person. We’re not only changing our lives but inspiring changes in others.