Too busy not to exercise

It’s been a doozy of a week at work. The last three…actually.

I like to work in the morning. I get a lot done. The rest of the day, I’m usually in meetings.

I also like to exercise in the morning. If it’s after 8am and I decide to go for a run…fuggedaboutit.

This week, I woke up. And, I “had so much to do.” I told myself, I didn’t have time to fit in exercise.

Then, an inner voice with more volume and clout interrupted and said, “You won’t make it through this day if you don’t exercise.”

We are mind, body, spirit.

To be at our best, to solve problems, to have presence and composure, and to bring energy to our team (family, friends), we must not only churn through the ‘busy’ but nurture our body and our spirit.

Don’t let anything get in the way of caring for yourself. You’ll get more done in a shorter amount of time, and be happier doing it. Exercise, prayer, meditation…they’re equally important to your success as getting stuff done.

We are human beings, not human doings. (I didn’t make this expression up and don’t know who did…but it’s brilliant. Confession…I sometimes repeat it like a mantra when I need to reset my perspective and when I fear I’m just not going to complete the tasks I signed up for.)

1 Comment

  1. Love it! I agree that carving out for yourself is so important when things get crazy. Actually, I think that it’s even more important to be intentional about doing it when the days seem rough and challenging to get through. And if things don’t go as expected, at least you feel great that you accomplished something that made you happy ;D

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