Tip # 13: Take movement breaks – My Big Money Goal

I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times.  Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.

For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!

“Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment… You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer” – Eckhart Tolle

Tip # 13:  Take movement breaks

Sitting at your desk all day? Binge watching a season of your favourite show on Netflix? Today’s tip is to take movement breaks as often as you can today!  It doesn’t need to be an insta worthy yoga session or a 5k run – just take a few minutes to move.  

One of the biggest barriers we face to being more active and healthy is that we tend to compare where we are now to where we think we should be… so rather than enjoy a stretch, we get frustrated at our tight hamstrings – instead of making an obstacle course we can run with our kids, we feel feel embarrassed about being out of breath – before we even do our first downward dog we are defeated by the thought that we should be doing a daily yoga class and can’t see the point in 5 minutes.  Can you see how silly this is?  Tiny changes, made into habits have HUGE results.

If you’ve been sat still, think about getting your blood flowing and twisting, stretching or strengthening.  This might be a couple of yoga poses, some pushups or even just going up and down the stairs a couple of times…

When you have urge to over-eat, over-work or over-think, over-react or you are just over it… move! Moving our bodies has a surprising way of moving us into fresh mental and emotional states too.

Recommended Reading

Loving what is by Byron Katie

Out of nowhere, like a cool breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realisation of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realisation has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work.