Do you ever feel like your life is just kind of happening to you and you are just an innocent bystander? I think that the majority of people do. I think too many people are living unconsciously. Anybody remember the commercials with the miserable guy saying "Got to make the donuts' ? We go through the motions in exercise programs, work a job we don't like for years and years, have relationships and marriages crumble around us, we become disconnected from our children, have friends fall to the wayside, and eat unhealthy foods in a robotic fashion. We turn a blind eye to poverty, violence, disasters, and kids not being educated. We live by the Joseph Stalin quote "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." We get overwhelmed by how much weight we have to lose, the staggering poverty numbers, or just by how busy we all are. To protect ourselves, we turn off that part of our brain that cares about these things and we just keep things status quo. It may not be the life we want, but it is the life we know and know what to expect out of. What will cause you to wake up? Too many people wait for something terrible to happen before they wake up and make a change. Don't wait on a heart attack before you start leading a healthy lifestyle. Don't wait on the divorce papers before you start paying attention to your spouse. Take action TODAY! Call that friend you haven't talked to since college. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Talk to your spouse without the TV, kids, iPods, cell phones, or computers distracting you. Go have some unstructured, goofy fun with your kids. Start that exercise program you keep putting off. Skip the drive thru and have a home cooked meal. Find a job that gets you fired up every day. If you are unhappy with your life, it is up to you to change it. Stop accepting having no energy, no hopes, no dreams. You should never stop dreaming. Get off the conveyor belt you are on and try something new. Wake up and live the life you want and deserve. As Featured On EzineArticles