Take Back Your Life!

You Can Do ItAlthough I may be old fashioned, there is no doubt that technology is great, and saves us a lot of time and energy in this day and age.

However, at the same time, I think it has also made many of us lazy, which has led to less and less exercise, and, in turn, increased health problems as a nation, if not the world!

So, what to do about it, in order to reclaim your life?

For me, I choose to wake up early every morning to work out, which, when finished, provides me with a sense of accomplishment for the rest of the day that nobody can take away.

Having this workout “in my pocket” before I tackle my daily schedule is something I value and wouldn’t change for the world, since having some personal “me time” has become increasingly difficult in this ever-changing planet we all share.

What about you? Is there something you want to do every day, but just can’t seem to find the time to fit into your busy schedule?

Are you juggling work, family responsibilities and prior commitments, and feel like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do all that you would like?

Well, just imagine if there were no computers, smartphones, or other high tech gadgets to make your life easier!

My point is that the more society develops, thanks to advances in technology, the more complicated our lives become, and the less time we have for ourselves to do what is really important, such as care for our loved ones and our own needs.

Is chasing that almighty buck really worth it, if it comes at the expense of other things?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to get ahead in life, and being able to leave your legacy.

But, when was the last time you sat down to read a book, write a letter, or just buried yourself in your thoughts?

Okay, even though today is Sunday, I will end my sermon now, since I think my point is now crystal clear.

We only have this one life to live, so do it without having any regrets.

If working your fingers to the bone is what floats your boat, then I tip my cap to you.

But if your life is in constant turmoil, due to always having such a full plate and not being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, then I have four simple words for you:

Take back your life!

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About gman18

I came into the world on October 18, 1961. John F. Kennedy was President of the United States. The film West Side Story was released, and would go on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Major League Baseball was celebrating Roger Maris of the New York Yankees, who hit a then-record 61 home runs that season. I was an excellent student, although a bit of a class clown too. I spent a majority of my time playing sports, but fell in love with newspapers, which was how I was initially introduced into writing and storytelling. While attending Kingsborough Community College from 1979-1981, I served as editor-in-chief of the school's paper, and then joined the staff at Long Island University's Seawanhaka for my junior and senior years. At L.I.U. where I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism in 1983, I was also a selected member of Sigma Delta Chi, as well as Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. My last year in college included an unpaid internship at WCBS-TV, Channel 2 in New York City, where I learned so much about the television business. Upon graduation, I landed a job at the network, starting as a news clerk for The CBS Morning News with Diane Sawyer, and also weekend shifts for The NFL Today with Brent Musburger. After quickly rising in the ranks to producer, my life suddenly went on a downward spiral due to addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling, which ultimately led to nearly six years behind bars for robbery. My time incarcerated gave birth to my first published book, Jew in Jail, which tells my true story of how I finally decided to deal with my addictions and turn my life around, all the while under the toughest conditions imaginable of being a minority in the prison system, forced to fend for myself. Writing Jew in Jail - as I was doing my time - allowed me to become very introspective, and realize that I could help others in similar situations of being an addict and/or living with low self-esteem. Today, I still reside in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where I am working on my next book project, continuing to promote Jew in Jail, and always helping other addicts through my motivational and inspirational speeches, and one-on-one consultations.
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4 Responses to Take Back Your Life!

  1. Fantastic Post Gary! And SO TRUE! How about when we were kids?? I enjoyed playing “Stick Ball” all the kids on my block would play great game of “Red Rover” or “Red light, Green light”….Man, those were the Good Ole Days!! We were as kids always outside playing, not inside with computer games, Xbox games, or even Weii’s, oh no, we were outside getting dirty, playing games like Hopscotch, Double Dutch jump rope, Tag, or Hide in Seek. On rainy days we would play board games, or Twister, or even “HULA HOOP”…..sorry, couldn’t help myself!! And so people wonder why kids of this generation are Increasingly becoming over weight. They have even CUT P.E out of many schools. I think I’d like to go back to….AAAAWWWHHH….*The Good Ole Days*

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