Today, I woke up not feeling well and having a stomach ache - so, of course I didn't feel like running.... Instead, I stayed in bed for about one more hour, feeling bad physically as well as emotionally. I realized this wouldn't help.
So I got up, put on my running clothes and just went outside. I decided I should think about the many reasons why I should be happily doing this workout - I needed to reframe my outlook on my workout!!
Here is what I came up with:
- Right when I left the building, a lady in a wheelchair passed by. I realized: I am lucky to be able to walk and run and have a strong and healthy body!
- I am lucky to live in a safe neighborhood with a nice park and river where I can run.
- Running is so uncomplicated: no appointments to be made, no fees to be paid.
- I am lucky to return home and take a long hot shower in my nicely heated bathroom.
- I am lucky to be able to put on nice and fresh clothes afterwards.
- I love the feeling after working out! I can think more clearly and feel more calm.
So, instead of whining about why something is not right, just go ahead and reframe your point of view: whatever task there is to be tackle, we are lucky to do so!
Have a great day
Oh my! I actually had a rough start today, felt a bit overwhelmed by the tasks in front of me. But THEN I checked my email and saw that someone had replied to my add!
I had put an add in a local magazine, saying that I was looking for a workout/ weight-loss/ motivation buddy about two weeks ago. I was a bit anxious at first, since I had been rather withdrawn from people lately. But I want to chance! Hence the add (and this blog).
And now, someone replied! That gave me such a BOOST in energy and motivation that I totally dived into my work for hours!
I guess it’s true, reaching out to others, and teaming up to achieve something, IS a source of happiness. J
I am so excited about meeting up with her and work out our plan!