The Power of Movement – Making Yourself a Priority
Theres a lot to be said about taking the time in your day to make sure to move your body.
Whether its just a quick walk around the block or a scheduled fitness class.
Taking the space in each day to move is important for both your physical and mental self.
As the weather cools down and activities are being forced indoors once again, we’re also faced with the second wave of Covid and making our groups once again a little smaller.
With the prospect of gyms and facilities once again closing down, some of us are feeling that sense of impending doom caused by smaller social circles, and a change in the weather.
While we brace ourselves for this shift in seasons, we may find ourselves struggling for balance.
Balance in our mental and physical beings.
We may be a bit on edge and looking for new ways to in a sense, find our inner peace.
The good news, is that despite a change in temperatures or a shift in our social bubbles, we still have options.
While October can be a beautiful month, filled with the changing colours of the leaves on trees, the fresh smell of a new season, and the approach of holidays with loved ones. Its also the official end of summer.
Summer clothes are packed away, toes are covered up, and beach towels make way for cozy blankets and flannel.
So why not take this as an opportunity to press the reset button.
Reset mentally and physically while taking stock of all of the things that make you – you.
All of the things that you need to make sure you absolutely thrive in everything you do.
As the days get shorter and the dark comes earlier, take this as an opportunity to really push for those eight solid hours of sleep.
Getting in the habit of going to bed earlier, possibly reducing screen time, and curling up with a good book.
Separating yourself from the reality you face for work and your day to day life, and focusing on the small things that allow you to really decompress and wind down.
Movement is vital. If you can’t make it to the gym or if its not even your thing – go for a walk.
Even taking the long way to get the mail can be a good excuse to get out and move your legs and clear your mind.
The fresh air and temporary detachment from reality can be a constant and consistent way to refresh and keep you feeling a little bit lighter each day.
Its a free and easy way to take five minutes and focus on nothing but yourself – or whatever thoughts you feel necessary to process.
Movement and exercise is something that is constantly associated with physical well being and even weight loss. But the most valuable thing to take out of it all is the mental benefits that can far out weight anything physical.
By forcing yourself to take the time and space to move your body for no one but you, you’re topping up on both ends of your smile.
You’re finding the balance between what needs to be done, and what can wait until later.
You’re not procrastinating or pushing things off, but rather making yourself and your well being a priority.
In this change of seasons, and before the dark and dead of winter rolls in – especially one with the prospect of smaller social circles once again, make time for you.
Reclaim yourself as a priority.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.