With the holidays coming the demand for our time and energy will become even greater. For most of us this means, despite our best intentions, time for self care like exercise gets pushed off in favor of more pressing matters.
Often there is all or nothing attitude when it comes to treating ourselves right. If we are good, we are golden, perfect, and will sacrifice to maintain our status earning admiration from our friends and peers. Yet, when we go off the rails, we usually fall hard and stay there for a while before picking ourselves back up, dusting ourselves off, and starting all over again. For many, the down part lasts between the end of November and the beginning of January.
So, how do you break the cycle? How can you fit it all in without adding 2 hours to the day or going absolutely bonkers? It’s as simple as changing your expectations and knowing the difference between a setback and a failure.
So, lets start with exercise. You don’t have to spend an hour at the gym to have it count. In fact throw that idea away all together and adopt a more realistic idea of exercise. I like Matthew McConaughey’s motto – Break a sweat at least once per day. Simple, easy, opportunities are limitless and most of all, achievable – and in a very short period of time. How short – 5 minutes or less. Not sure where to start, give this a try. Do what you have time for and smile because you moved today!