Something that has really helped me in my journey is the principle that motion=emotion. If you do the same thing that you have always done, you will feel the same way that you have always felt.
We have evidence of this, right?
If you were asked to describe someone that was depressed you would probably say:
They are slouching
Their shoulders are rounded
They are frowning
Their gaze is down
Compared to someone who is happy that might:
Be sitting up tall
Have relaxed shoulders
Sometimes creating an emotional change is as simple as shifting our posture.
My partner and I started going to the gym about a month ago and I noticed that since having regular movement I feel a lot happier, healthier, stronger, more confident, more energized, more creative.
As we shift into winter it can sometimes be harder to get movement into our day but here are some tips to stay active:
DANCE, turning on the music when you are doing chores can be really fun and empowering
Yoga & stretching, even if you don't want to go to a studio there are TONS of free videos online to help you
Walk, even if it is too cold to walk outside, try to walk around the house while chatting on the phone with a friend
For more on this topic check out the video below!
What are your favorite ways to move? Drop a comment and let me know!
If you know someone who struggles to lift their mood, share this video with them to help them out. 2020 has been hard, winter can be even harder! Help those who are in need ♥♥♥♥♥