Have you ever gotten into the kind of funk where the less you do, the less you want to do? That awful place where you just keep thinking about what you “should” be doing (and keep doing nothing)?
Movement is our liberator, my friends. We are MADE for movement, for expression of thought, creativity, and energy. Stagnation is the result of forgetting that we are energetic creatures who need to MOVE our energy OFTEN.
If you’re anything like me, you can sabotage yourself by worrying about what kind of movement is “best” or agonize over all the mental strategies everyone says is awesome.
Oy, got a Public Service Announcement for ya!
There is no “best” program.
The closest thing to the best program is one that feels like freedom, and not punishment. That you will do every day. And gives you reason to appreciate the epic privilege of being able to move and think in ways we constantly take for granted.
So, next time you’re in a funk….
1. Move your mind
Get outside and stare at a leaf or, like, a cloud for 3 minutes. Feel a part of the world. Feel small. You ARE small, smallz.
2. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for or just 3 good things first thing in the A.M.
Revisit some past goals. Revise them if needed. Post them by your nightstand and stare at them every day.
3. Move your body
Join a group class with an instructor who cares how you move. Try to move better than anyone else. Remember gym class or warmups from the sport you’ve done in the past? Do some of those drills for 5 minutes.
Still not sure what to do?
Ok, fine. Stand up and literally shake your body for 60 seconds. Preferably by yourself as this may alarm other humans if done without warning. For real, this is a thing, and you will feel like a nutso if you try it, and then you will laugh and feel crazy but also good (research kundalini for more).
Our bodies and our minds are our allies. When we treat them with even marginal respect, the payoff is massive.