Many of us are time poor. We have long commutes, jobs that spill into our homes, children, housework, life stuff. This can result in our own wellbeing sliding down the to-do list.
Lately, I’ve seen wellbeing coaches and so-called thought leaders talking about taking time out to do nothing and just be, their hour a day mediation practice, going off the grid and back to nature. I get that this might well be good stuff for wellbeing….. but some of us just don’t have the ability even if we have the desire. (If anyone has any ideas about how you can just be when you have two young children running around I am listening).
For some of us when it comes to our wellbeing, it is about fitting in what we can, when we can.
And here’s the good bit. All movement counts.
You’ve seen the advice I’m sure, about taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking instead of getting the bus to up your step count, standing up to take a phone call….. but all these small activities add up. Have a walking meeting. Walk round the block at lunchtime. Move your body.
You don’t have to join a gym. You don’t have to run 10K. You just have to move. As much as you can, when you can. This is enough. You are enough. Even if you aren’t living the perfect, Insta ready, wellness guru lifestyle.
Build it in. We follow habits and routines. So if you normally take the lift, you will take the lift, unless you stop and think to take the stairs. Take a moment to reflect. Where could you build in a little more movement into your day?
Move in the moment.