This is just a quick check in to see how you are doing. The past few months, and especially the past weeks, have been full of anxiety provoking and stress promoting news and experiences for many of us. Please pause and take a moment to check in with yourself and ask yourself “How are you?” with the same kindness you would ask a good friend.
Each of us just want to be well and these days, every aspect of our well-being is threatened. Our health, the health of loved ones, our ability to get the basic supplies we need, our finances, and our sense of community are all uncertain.
Exercising is about so much more than burning calories. Its about moving to take care of yourself, in the same way you would take care of a friend. Exercising is moving not only so you have the strength, stamina and mobility to make everyday life easier, but to restore a sense of calm and and contentment in your mind as well. It can be a time to connect with others through playing games or dancing, or a time to reconnect with yourself by taking a walk in nature or dancing when no one is watching. Whatever you choose to do, make it an act of self care to keep yourself well each day.
If you are feeling mentally, emotionally and/or physically drained from the past few months, know you are not alone. Ask your body what it needs right now and move in a way that helps your whole-person feel better. Repeat as often as needed.
Keep Moving and be well,
2 responses to “How are you?”
Doing ok. Trying to keep moving. Been dancing two nights a week on Zoom. Bicycling two days a week and trying to walk 1 to two times a week. Still not doing the strength exercises I need but found a good app that has many options so plan to try and start that this weekend. Hope you and your family are safe and healthy!
Valerie, So glad you are doing well and staying active! Take care!