I had been thinking about getting out to rock creek the other week…but it was hot, I just couldn’t motivate myself…even so, I hadn’t been outside all day long and I needed to get a little vitamin D in my life. So instead of getting out to Rock Creek, I walked to the mailbox down the street to mail a letter, I walked around the circle near my house once, and then I walked home to my air conditioned house because, well, it was gross out.
We’re reaching the end of summer…where life sometimes feels hotter and more sluggish. When it’s just harder to get motivation to move. If you’re in my area, the mosquitos are ready and waiting to attack when you step out your door certain times of day. Getting to that place where movement feels like the routine...easier said than done, right?
But any movement counts, however brief it may be…and I wonder how it might feel if we really started paying attention to the opportunities we have to move and taking them. I wonder how it might feel if we give ourselves permission to take 5 minute, 7 minute, 10 minute movement breaks in our day and count them toward our movement.
Our movement practices don’t need to be all or nothing. They don’t need to look or feel a certain way to count. We don’t need to find an impossible hour in our day every day to fit movement in our lives. We can piecemeal it, we can find 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there. It still counts, that movement still counts, my friends.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!