If You Keep Doing This You’re Headed For Disaster

Boy, everyone is on the mark!

My seat right now at the local Starbucks is a prime location to watch, follow, and track one consistent (and usually unconscious) habit that many people do once they’ve paid for their order. As a matter of fact, 12 out of the last 19 people have done this exact same thing.

Want to take a stab at what they’re doing?

Let me give you a hint: it’s not smart. It’s downright dumb.

As a matter of fact it can be a real pain in the neck (literally). It’s called Tech Neck and it involves this simple formula:

While standing, whip out your iPhone and crank your head and neck down so much that you completely wipe out the front of your neck, almost resting your chin on your sternum.

Some even call it Text Neck. Either way, you’re headed for disaster.

I know you can’t envisage missing a text, e-mail, status update or lolcat during those 45 seconds it took to order your grande, sugar-free, no foam, soy, iced mocha latte whatever.

I mean just standing there actually waiting; well, that might be really too simple. And it’d be far too quiet to just be with yourself.

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How to Become a Better Version of Yourself

One of the top three reasons why people don’t exercise is simply because they hate exerting themselves. Exertion to a hater is true hell. Especially when you ascribe exertion to a laborious effort. Ptwey!

I see this all the time in my movement studio. In the 15 years I’ve had my studio, there has been more than a fair share of folks who truly dislike exercise.

Maybe that’s you. So let’s take a step back.

The first thing I would posit is to shift the way you look at it, or even talk about it.

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