So the third week was all about vitality, and we had to begin with giving a defenition for it. so how does ths sound:
Vitality: is having an abundance of physical and mental energy to use in a manner that will help oneself to grow as a person to achieve a better lifestyle.
Well normally that would be merather easily, i mean when i volunteered as a steward at the MCM expo on 30th October, even the organising staff were astonished by my levels of energy. But that week in particular was an off week (shall i put it) for myself.
The reason? simple enough, Sleep, or rather a lack of sleep, not eating regularly (due to falling slightly ill) and then looking after my nieces and nephew aged between 9 months and 4 years old. However you’re probably thinking how the heck did i have an abundance of energy when i was stewarding at the expo, well the answer is once again simple. Sleep. yes that’s right sleep was the deciding factor in all of this.
I was able to get about 7 hours sleep (even though i needed something close to 12) helped me to re-energise myself after getting as little as 4 hours of sleep some nights. It’s ridiculous, but hey I kept pushing through, and i’m still alive.
But enough about that, as our Task was to do with something about Vitality, the wonderful people over at Spark & Mettle provided us with a short video about breathing to watch, on how we could improve our vitality. The link to watch is just below…
and though it is a yoga breathing technique and i know it works, as my mum used to do this as well. for me it really didn’t do too much. I mean i did about 7 years of martial arts classes, and still like to dabble in martial arts every now and then, and if there was one thing that i had learnt from there, it was to control my breathing, and how to take long deep breaths, to fill my lungs entirely.
But i’d say if there was one thing to further increase my vitality, it would have to be jogging a bit more, as i’ve realised i’m completely out of shape, and to be able to maintain high energy levels I’m going to have to get in to better shape.
And here’s an example of somebody with vitality, my sister and her kids. as she gave birth to her fourth beautiful child on Halloween, and i’m telling you, if there are anybody in the world that have a lot of vitality i’d say it’s children and pregnant women. i give it to them to be able to go through that ordeal and want to go through it again. i mean you’d never hear a guy to be asked to be kicked in the balls again. So yeah.
That’s vitality for ya