The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
I love this movie. I have never watched a movie about a day dreamer that has been done so well! ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ is about a man who has never done anything significant in his life but constantly day dreams about doing the most extraordinary adventures. Suddenly his lively hood is threatened as his job is deemed unnecessary so he sets out to find the one piece that might save it. He learns how to be adventurous, courageous, and live in the moment. Of course in the end he also gets his love interest and a whole bunch of other things that he always wanted.
ANYWAY I thought I might write about it today in an attempt to connect it to the weight loss journey. A great way to understand what it is like to be an entirely different person with an entirely different life is to physically remove yourself an put yourself where you want to be with the people you want to know. Start going to places and behaving with people in the way you want to. Want to be apart of a tennis club? Go join a tennis club or at least write down the way you think they would act, what they would talk about, what they would eat.
I have always dreamed about living in an apartment in New York City. The walls would be brick and painted yellow and the grouting would be filled in with black paint. I would have a big beautiful oil painting that is filled with rich deep colours hanging on the wall. The others walls would have shelves where I put all the things I have collected from my travels over the years. I would have pictures framed! My refrigerator would be filled with healthy food that I bought from the local market! Every room would be neat and tidy but welcoming in the sense that someone lived there. I would have a fragrance from candles in my beautiful apartment and every month I would switch it up! I would have cute clothes that I would feel proud to wear and take Instagram photos of all the time!
This is a pretty big dream that will take a TON of work to achieve, but I don’t need to actually live in New York City to live this way. I can clean my room and make it look tidy, welcoming, and smell good right now! I can go to the local market (that is probably more local than anything in New York anyway) and buy healthy produce and meats. I can make a dream board that will help remind and motivate me with all my goals and aspirations in life!
I can eat like I am the healthy person that I have always wanted to be, I can behave like the happy person I am and will become, I can be the person I want to be even if outwardly it isn’t reflected right now. Right now you have a secret life just like Walter Mitty, day dreaming and hoping something amazing and noteworthy might happen, the truth is you can make this happen right now or take the steps to getting it going right now! Take the leap!
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