I’m back at work after one of the best holidays of my life. As I mentioned previously, I went to my escape, my place of peace. It was a time of relaxing, gathering thoughts, contemplating life, laughing, doing nothing, getting drunk, and spending time with my wife.

I read a book during this week which I think will change my life. Called “The monk who sold his ferrari” it is a take on the life of a materialistic wealthy rich hotshot lawayer and his tansformation to a life of simplicity, enlightenment, to a life that matters. I really cant remember when last I read a book where I made so many notes, and underlined so much. It really grabbed me and my me re-evaluate my life, my priorities, my sprituality, and my personal goals.

One thing on my new found journey to a life of meaning, purpose, simplicity, health and spirituallity is to set myself a few tasks, or goals. Things that will make my life less hurried, less worried, less of a race, and more of a journey. More fun, more simple, more relaxed, and more spiritually fulfilling, more purpose-driven. Transformation becomes so much easier with a simpler life, a cluttered chaotic life cannot focus, it cannot change. But a simple life.. that is a good start.

I will tackle my health first. A healthy body and a healthy mind is the first steps towards a healthy life.

Health wise I have decided to do the following:

Drink less coffee, way less. I am a coffee addict! I will replace this with green-tea.

Eat more healthier foods. Luckily my wife is a star here. We eat extremely healthy meals, we have almost cut out meat completely, and have a really good diet. I guess the chocolate intake can always be cut down! 🙂

Start having breakfast. I am not a big breakfast person, but realized how important it is to kick my day off witha healthy meal. So I will start my mixing myself a healthy smoothy-shake every morning just before I leave for work.

– Get into the routine of going going to gym 3 times a week (at least). I have been making progress with this, but it is not yet a habit for me. I want to start cultivating these healthy initiatives, up to the point where it becomes a habit.

– the one pressing matter I am still avoiding here is me smoking. I know. I know I know I know. I need to kick this bad habit one day… one day…

I am excited! I feel I have realized something about life this past week. I know now how easy it is to get stuck and live a life of remembering the past and expecting the future. completely forgetting the present.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you is nothing compared to what lies within you

F.