Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We hope it was everything you wanted it to be. Our weekend has actually inspired today's #MindfulnessMonday topic, which is listening to our bodies. How many of us are victims of the "gotta go, gotta move, gotta be productive all the time" phenomenon? We know we are, even on the weekends! We tend to think, great a day without work, so let's make sure we work out, run those errands, meet that friend for brunch and then be sure to do something fabulous in the evening. And all of that can be great. But, sometimes, we just need to chill. And, for us "gotta go" kinda people, this can be a challenge.
So, it is important to find balance. It is important to truly listen to your body and know if you are just maybe being a little lazy, or if you really need a day to lay in bed until 11:30am. This is especially true when it comes to physical fitness and holistic wellness. With social media, it can be easy to succumb to the pressure of #nodaysoff. But, if we really educate ourselves on fitness and wellness, we learn that our bodies NEED rest. Too often though, it takes us getting sick or injured to learn that.
And so, while we may have planned to get that run in before work, or the yoga class in at 8pm, plans can always change. If your body is telling you it is exhausted, listen to it. Take rest. Maybe choose to meditate instead. Or, make yourself a cup of tea. Or, take a nap! Be honest with yourself and the benefits will be greater than the calories you may have burned.
We're trying to listen closely to what our bodies need this week. We encourage you to do the same.
Have a good one! Namaste.