By Lisa Caplan
The best advice I have ever received was from my grandmother who would always say, “If you don’t keep moving, you don’t keep moving,” and she meant it literally. We stop moving our bodies and our minds and we die. She would take every opportunity she had to get up and go, even as she was aging and slowing down, and all she would ask is, “When do you want me to be ready?”
I really believe that the less we do, the less we want and are motivated to do. Think of the days when you chose to do very little and how difficult it was to maintain energy. Now, think of the days when you wake up and start your day with a positive attitude, exercise, and tasks to accomplish. I believe that a negative attitude equals a negative outcome and a positive attitude equals a positive outcome. So, here are some ideas on how you can have a positive attitude and a plan to keep moving.
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Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C has over 20 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.