Friday, February 08, 2013
13 Strategies to Stay Fit During Stressful Times (3 of 13)
It's one thing to address our need for exercise. But when we're under stress, it's even more important to acknowledge the mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of what we're undergoing.
When you really don't feel like working out, if you just drag yourself there to do a little tiny bit, you usually end up doing the whole workout. And are glad you did.
"More important fun fact: I would rather myself or a client address the mental stuff and get in a short amount of exercise than not look at the mental stuff, plan an exercise, not do it, feel bad about not doing it, repeat the process multiple times and eventually give up."
Addressing the mental component is key to long-term success. And when you're stressed and stuck for time, creative problem solving (and a sense of humor) become key. No weights? No worries.
Perfection never happens in real life. We always have to do the best we can with what we have. And that's okay.
Have a GREAT weekend Sparkers!