Tune Up

This is the time of the year when kids go back to school, Summer homes are closed up for the season, and Fall is just around the corner. We start to head into the last quarter of the year and before too long, the Holidays are right in front of us! Many of us make repairs around the house, and tune up the car for the Winter season to come. Why is it that last on our list is a tune up for ourselves?

Tune up, you may say? Why yes….physical check-up, and an overall head to toe emotional inventory is also a priority. It’s crazy, but it becomes quite acceptable to take care of everything but ourselves. What can we do to make the journey through the Winter months less stressful and physically taxing? A good tune up lays it all out in front of us so that we can tend to what is needed.

I am a big believer in making a list…just like when we bring the car in to the mechanic, we too need to look over a list to see if our oil needs changing or spark plugs replaced or recharged! Seriously, each year we’re alive these tune ups become more important. The condition and the health of our bodies, minds and souls are important, yet, we so easily take for granted their well-being.

Once the tune up is complete, changes can be made, or a clean bill of health can be tucked into your desk drawer. We all have a greater chance of living to a ripe old age if we take responsibility for the things we do have control over. Health is wealth…..in the hustle and bustle of life that can quite easily slip our minds.

Enjoy life….live it to the fullest. We only go around once in these bodies. Don’t be afraid to pull into the gas station once in a while to look under the hood, clean the windows, and check the tires. Rest assured, these bodies of ours can give us many miles to go.

Happy Trails,

Jennifer Avalon

© 2007 Jennifer Avalon

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