If you have watched the news lately, beyond elections, you may have seen the space program is in full effect. We have sent billionaires, teachers, astronauts, and now even a movie star to space. Why is this happening now?
The reasons it’s happening now may be because we make space to fit the space program into the current lives we are living. Maybe it is technology. Maybe it’s something else. This month let’s use the space program as a metaphor for making space for something in your life… heck, maybe it means becoming a fan of the space program, or a new workout.
As humans we learn and adapt by using emotional intelligence, technology, social influences, and – most importantly – by making space to try and learn new things. Humans have an innate desire to evolve and grow. We use emotional intelligence to know when we need to make space in our lives or when we need to grow. It is amazing to watch how technology has grown: our times have changed and we are moving in fast-forward with so many things we do, see, and feel. But, when we actually slow it back down to normal speed, we can use our emotional intelligence to recognize when we need more space.
What is one thing you can make more space for in your life that is a positive addition?
Jeff Bezos cleared his plate to focus on outer space. Elon Musk cleared his plate to make space for Tesla and SpaceX. And everyday you prioritize what is important through your habits. Fall is a great time to clear plates and make space for healthy things in our lifestyles. What you decide to clear from your plate and what you add back are up to you. Do you add junk food or healthy choices?
Whatever space program you follow as you create space in your life, appreciate the process that took you to today. Recognize it is okay to say I need space in order to grow, build, and gain more emotional intelligence to stay happy …For Your Life™.
Gary Gianetti has an M.S. in Allied Health and holds certifications in health, fitness, and exercise sciences. When he’s not coaching, he enjoys outdoor adventures on foot, rock, wheels, and in the air with his little ones and his wife. He is the founder of Healthy Altitudes…For Your Life™.