What To Say When Pushing Maximum Density

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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Has anyone else noticed that the first month of 2009 is almost gone?

I remember being warned that time goes really fast as you get older. I think I was about 22 at the time.

I think that time runs the same being a universal constant and all that jazz, but we have the uncanny ability to fill it beyond capacity – or “pushing maximum density” as one of my favorite 80’s teen movies theorized.

“The saying that laughter is the best medicine definitely appears to be true when it comes to protecting your heart,” says Michael Miller, director of the Center of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  I use laughter in the form of funny movies, comedians on television to get me through times of high stress.

It drives my husband crazy, but I put in a comedic DVD in the background while working.  Believe it or not it helps me work faster because I am laughing about every 10 minutes.

I especially love Lewis Black DVDs.

Daniel Goleman, of The New York Times, states that “humor can aid problem-solving as well as contribute to creativity in the business environment.” Can you just tell this to my husband?

My advice when life is too crazy and you are pushing maximum density?

  • Take a break and find something funny.
  • Practice laughing for a minute – for no reason.
  • Watch your favorite comedian on You Tube. The videos are short, so it won’t have a big impact on your time.
  • Put a funny cartoon up as your computer background.

But stop and find something that makes you laugh. RIGHT NOW!  That’s my dream advice for the week.

Enjoy life’s sparkles – Heather

(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her)

  • Kim

    I can’t believe it’s February! This is why our dreams slip by so easily, time needs to slow down!

  • Alyse

    Baby steps lady!

    Yes time is speeding up, because we fill it with so much more with each passing year.

    I third it, we have earned this place and time in our lives, for better or for worse, or both, cause they are one and the same!

  • I agree with Catherine – we do deserve it! Who knew I would be a mother-in-law by 41 and a grandmother by 43???? I wouldn’t change any of that of course but I wonder sometimes if I could go back in time would I change anything or at least enhance anything? I think I would change some things about myself in the past and maybe have achieved my dream long before now. But who knows! Time slips away from us all faster than we would like to admit. Who knows where we would be right now if at some point someone had been telling us exactly what to do and when to do it and managed our time for us……wait maybe we did have that…maybe that was the problem. What I do know is that right now we are all in the right time and place to be in this group and with the support of each other we WILL achieve our dreams.

  • Catherine

    I KNOW! The last thing I knew I was dancing in clubs and enjoying my girlfriends and BOOM – married, mom, divorced, toddler, teenager BOOM! It should slow down just for us. We deserve it.