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Why I Exercise Most DaysHello Monday! Monday’s are hard, so I want to give you some inspo for finding more space in your life for you.

I get asked all the time…where do you get your motivation?  Where do you get your headspace?

From the outside, it also appears that I workout most days of the week (which I do)… but it might not be all about what you think it’s about.

To put it simply, I get my headspace, creative space, happiness, confidence and so much more from my movement.

In my everyday, it’s so crucial that I have a positive outlook- that I feel mentally ready to help people with what they’re going through (I think this is pertinent in most other areas of life as well) and to really be present for them. In order for me to get to that place, it MUST start with me.

When it comes to success- which can mean a lot of different things (monetary, joy, balance- or all the above), there’s an order by which we have to proceed to get there- and one of the KEY pillars is self care. I didn’t realize this at the time, but instead backed my way into it by figuring out that my brain needs some air every single day (literally); and that if I gave myself the headspace and the place to breathe, that I’d find success.

So for me, it’s exercise. That’s the thing that gets the ball rolling for the rest of the day.

So what do I do to keep myself going? It depends on the day. Because for me the end goal is positive mood, it means that I also have to keep my body feeling good- and tough workouts daily don’t do that for me. Instead, I have to cycle my exercise to match my body’s needs and how it feels. It requires me to be extra present with how I’m feeling. There are days where I just can’t exercise, and on those days I walk or do more gentle movement, but it still means I show up.

What’s the lesson here for you? 

No, it’s not that exercise is the be all end all, but instead it’s that each of us is different. We ALL need different things and thrive differently from different experiences. Here’s what I challenge you to do… EXPLORE all aspects of what for you might give you the same headspace that I get from exercise, here are some ideas:

  • meditation
  • journaling
  • painting
  • reading
  • traveling
  • waking up early with the sun before anyone else is up
  • … it can mean a lot of things and be achieved in many ways as well

Your you space may not be found the same way mine is, but I want to prompt you to really think about taking some time for yourself to help you tune into YOU!

I’d love to hear what you come up with- reach out and say hello!

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