Been thinking about what life lessons can be gleaned from the whole Paula Deen thing, especially to the young people of this social media generation. 1. Remember, the internet always remembers. Always. That funny instagram photo you posted of yourself getting high, drunk, or in a compromising position can come back to haunt you years later. Think future college applications, employment, boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife, your children and grandchildren. You may think you can delete those photos but they are archived by 3rd party sites to remind you once again, the internet never forgets. 2. Words have power. There is death and life through the words we speak. Never underestimate the impact of those words, for good or bad. 3. Justifying irresponsible behavior by deflecting responsibility and instead blaming others via culture, direct association, or environment only makes yourself look bad. Ultimately we all our responsible for our own actions. 4. People will judge you based on your decisions and actions. What you do today can and probably will impact many tomorrows. 5. When you do screw up, and we all do, take responsibility and use that experience to gain wisdom and insight to do better next time. Ok, stepping down from my soap box.
Q4. Diet, exercise and sleep make up your “Health Triangle.” What steps do you take to stay healthy? #SleepNumber