Moving your body - on all spectrums - should be a form of nourishment, not punishment.
I’ve been open about my experience with lyme disease and the mental and physical blocks it put in my way. It used to be easy to get discouraged at the suggestion of working out, or going for a long walk because my body hurt and I felt tired. All that was true (& still is at times). Those activities were interpreted as a threat - they’ll wear my body down, they’ll make me more tired, and honestly, I was just scared too.
I think there’s a lot of us feeling similar things right now. We’re staying home more, it’s getting colder, we’re less active, the world is a lot, it’s that time of year AND we’re experiencing all sorts of side effects from this pandemic.
For me, just starting with stretching diffused both the mental and physical hesitations I was having.
It put me in a low-pressure space where I could gently start moving & ease myself into building that relationship back up with my body again.
After a few weeks of doing this, I started going to the gym again, and I’m STILL happy and excited about it. My confidence came back, through doing something so simple.
Connecting your mental realm with your physical one is a powerful thing. Remember that it’s NOURISHMENT and it’s key to a balanced life. 🌾🤍
What kind of self care do you have planned today? A few of my superrr expert & researched suggestions:
- drink water
- cook a healthy meal
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