The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Everyone knows that it is so important to have a good breakfast to prepare you for the day to come. However, there is such a thing as too big of a breakfast. Eat too much and by time lunch comes around, your stomach is still full and you don’t eat anything. Then you’re waiting the rest of the day to eat dinner. It is important to have a decent sized breakfast, but not too big.
“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” -Marc Anthony. People should not go to work because they have to or because they need the money. They should go to work because they want to. They enjoy what they do and money is just a benefit of doing that thing they love. People should focus more on what they love and do that for the rest of their life rather than be miserable at a job they hate that pays well. I love what I do and that is why I work all the time. If I didn’t enjoy it, I would find a job somewhere else. Don’t just stick to something because it’s easy or because it pays good, go out and find a job you would be glad to spend the rest of your life doing.
There are days we wake up and don’t feel like doing a single thing. I know because I have these days more often than I would like to admit. It seems hard to find motivation after sitting comfortably on the couch for hours on end. Sometimes I’ll tell myself, “Nathan, get some homework done. Nathan, go workout. Nathan, do the dishes. Nathan do this and do that.” The thing that motivates me the most is judgement. Not only judgement from other people, but also myself. I don’t want to wake up the next day and be mad at myself for not getting anything done. I don’t want people to judge me for not doing anything that day when I know I could have been doing something. Yes, sometimes the things that need to get done suck. Sometimes you just hope if you keep watching Netflix or looking at Facebook that the problem will just go away, but it just postpones it so you feel pressured to do it later. Motivation is different for everyone. Some people don’t care if they don’t do anything all day, and that’s okay because it’s their life not mine. Find what motivates you and use that to your advantage.
I took this picture in the Black Hills weeks after school had started. I went back to Rapid for the weekend to see my family and friends and I felt like going on a hike because the weather was so beautiful. I went with my mother, father, and sister. We drove about an hour to get there and I was doing more hill climbing than anything. I liked this view so much because it showed me how beautiful nature can really be.
With only twenty-four hours in a single day, it may seem that there is not a lot of time to accomplish your goals. You wake up at 10:00, look at social media for ten minutes, and all of a sudden it’s 11:00. Where does the time go? For me, time seems to fly exceptionally fast. I wake up at 9:00, eat something, go work out, shower, and somehow it’s already noon. With this being my first blog post, I want to start off on a fun topic: what I would do with an extra hour of time. Let’s say that this extra hour doesn’t apply to the regular day as in there would still be twenty-four hours in the day, but I would get a free hour to do anything. I think the smartest thing for me to do is homework. I always have homework on something no matter how much and an extra hour can really have a big effect on a little bit of homework. If I didn’t have any homework, however, I would spend the hour studying or learning how to do something, especially if this extra hour carries over each day. I could read a book or clean my apartment, and it wouldn’t even affect my regular day! Sixty minutes really is a long time to do anything, so what would you do with all that free time?