The focus of this small simplicity challenge is to encourage you to include exercise in your daily self-care routine.
Today I’d like you to go for a walk!
Keeping a healthy body is one of the cornerstones of self-care. You demand a lot from your body and it has to serve you as well as it possibly can for a long time!
For many of us, however, exercise is a chore that we feel we don’t have time, energy or motivation to do.
We fall into the all-or-nothing mentality that if we can’t do an hour a day (or whatever time feels right to you) then there’s no point.
We give up before we even start or can’t keep it up for more than a week because busy life gets in the way.
Yet… I think something is better than nothing.
I think exercise and healthy eating is possible for everyone as long as it’s realistic, practical and fits in with your existing lifestyle rather than going against it.
Today I’d like you to get outside and go for a walk.
How far, how long and how fast is entirely up to you. Grab the dog if you have one, take your partner or the kids, a friend, or just go by yourself and stride out.
Feel the fresh air, wind, rain, snow. Enjoy the daylight. Blow the cobwebs away. See more than the four walls of your home. Look at the beauty of nature. Feel the blood pumping around your body. Listen to music or an inspirational podcast. Broaden your view and your mind. Walk fast when and if you can. Walk slow if you need to. But TAKE THAT WALK!
When you get back from your walk, think about how grateful your body is to get some exercise and how grateful your mind is to get out of the home and see new things.
That walk didn’t cost much in terms of money and it’s something you can do in pretty much all weathers, with and without the kids. You can even multi-task by walking to where you need to go instead of jumping in the car.
See if you can include walking as part of your daily self-care routine.
Thank you for joining me in this small simplicity challenge.
You can find more small simplicity challenges here.