1 DOWN, 3 TO GO
Welcome to week 2 of your challenge. I hope you’ve been enjoying your workouts. Perhaps you’ve started feel more energy, you’re sleeping better or simply feeling a little more calm and happy.
This is what discovering a healthy outlet for our busy lives will do. How movement makes you feel is much more important than how it makes you look – yes we all want to look lovely in our clothes and have a slender feminine physique, and this
will come with time and consistency. But at first just enjoy how your new commitment to yourself makes you feel. Be patient with yourself.
I hope you enjoy this week’s article and I’ll see you in class!
“Your best weight is whatever weight you reach when you're living the healthiest life you actually enjoy living.”
A Calm Mind = A Calm, Healthy Body.
As a modern woman, you probably have experienced that “drowning in obligation, overwhelmed” feeling that seems to be our operating set point these days.
Why do we fill our calendars with so many obligations?
Why do we kill ourselves to try and reach goals?
Why do we try to be everything to everyone?
Why do we resist enjoying beautiful moments?
Why do we cram our lives with excess?.
If you’re ready to have a calmer, at ease mind, here are some suggestions for you to try:
1. Go fast and slow. Just like in our BBS workouts.
You’ll notice in your classes that we go fast with certain moves, then we slow down to calm our body and mind before the next burst of energy. Our bodies work best this way.
We don’t want to go through life as the tortoise feeling like we’re making little progress, but we can’t maintain the speed of the hare either. Learn how to move through life at your own pace, sometimes speeding up and other times, slowing down. Don’t compare yourself to pace of others, for all you know they’re pace could be making them miserable anyway!
2. Know what you really care about.
One of the biggest reasons people think they don’t have enough time is because they haven’t stopped to define what’s truly important to them. So, they try to do everything. So my question to you is – what’s really important to you? What do you really value? And do you spend enough time with the things that you really value?
You must know what you value and be courageous enough to build your life around it, or you’ll be a scattered, overwhelmed mess.
3. Manage your mind like a CEO
If your main thoughts are similar to these….
I don’t have time.
I have to get this done.
I cannot possibly do this.
My life is SO out of balance.
This is way too hard.
She will be so upset if I don’t do this.
I can’t possibly say “no.”
…life will never have a sense of calm.
Change what’s happening in your head, and things outside of you will be the reflection of what you choose to believe.
4. Listen to your body (again)
When we’re overwhelmed, our mind tries to convince us to go harder and faster. This was a hard lesson that I had to learn (and sometimes still learn!).
Sometimes we are truly just exhausted and to move forward we actually need to stop.
Our brains and bodies function best when they are well rested and nourished. If you are suffering from overwhelm, what you may really need is not checking off more boxes on your to-do list, but stepping away and giving your body what it
Listen and trust your body. It knows way more than your mind does.
X - Adriana BBS