What's your relationship to exercise and moving your body? I invite you to take a few minutes and reflect on this.
You may be someone for whom movement and exercise feel easy and are a natural part of the flow of your life. You may be someone for whom exercise and movement feel complicated. There may be negative thoughts and associations about exercising and not exercising. You may be someone for whom exercise takes a priority, at the cost of time with loved ones and other things you enjoy. You may have experienced some part of these at some point in your life or you may not identify with any of the above descriptors at all. It all belongs because it is all part of your story.
I invite you to think about times in your life when you've moved or exercised and you enjoyed that activity. Perhaps it was walking, hula hooping, stretching, dancing, jumping rope, lifting weights, yoga asana practice, running, roller skating or blading, skateboarding, riding a bike, bowling, playing tennis, football, soccer, basketball, etc.
Next, if available and possible, I encourage you to engage in one of your joyful movement activities next time(s) you decide it feels important to move your body. Pay attention to your mind and whether there is a point when the joy leaves and there is a "must," "should" or "have to" in its place. This could be a sign that it's time to stop.
If you're aware of challenges in your relationship with exercise or if you over exercise, please reach out. We'll connect and see whether working together may be of benefit.
Wishing you joyful moving!