Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Over the past several days I have been thinking about the practical nature of the principle of “First things First”. In conjunction with that principle I have been thinking about the principle of H.A.L.T. — Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.
Night before last I did not get enough rest. When I awoke I thought I slept well, however as the day evolved I realized that my outlook turned negative. Stinking thinking slowly crept into my perspective. Although I attempted to change my perspective I lost my focus. My attitude took a nose dive.
Although I attempted to regain my focus by reading positive and uplifting material I felt stuck.
When I realized that my thinking had turned negative I decided to apply both principles. Through applying the principle of “First things First” and “H.A.L.T.” I realized that I needed to stop what I was doing and take a nap. Upon waking from my nap I found that my perspective had changed. My outlook rejuvenated.
After waking from my nap, I realized that my negativity and stinking thinking had dissipated. Because I had taken the time to rest I found that I regained my focus.
Today, in my focus to work on my computer I put off getting something to eat. When I found that my perspective was turning bleak, I decided to take care of first things first. I decided to get something healthy to eat. I fixed myself a protein shake with banana’s, blueberries, strawberries and natural peanut butter in soy milk.
By taking the time get something healthy to eat I found that my perspective changed for the better and I regained my focus.
My encouragement to you my friend would be to consider the principles of “First things First” and “H.A.L.T”. When you find yourself hungry, angry, lonely, tired or sick please take care your needs.
As my perspective and focus changed — through taking care of my need to rest and be nourished — I believe your perspective and outlook will change for the better by taking care of first things first.
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