Monday, January 30, 2017

More exercise, less stress

Keeping physically fit; common-sense exercises for the whole family (1916) (14758663666)
In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.
-Robert Kennedy

Physical fitness is a great way to respond to stressful situations, such as watching the news.
  • a.m.: 15 minutes cleaning -done. Feel like I'm getting back into the rhythm. Hopefully not a delusion.
  • noon: 15 minutes organizing-fail. Maybe it was a delusion. I let work suck me into its evil vortex and worked through lunch.
  • p.m.: exercise DVD -done. Well, sorta. I did 20 minutes of exercise, then I took a break to do dull tedious chores. Then 20 minutes of exercise an hour later. I'm calling that good enough.


Crabby McSlacker said...

TOTALLY agree. 'Cause stress is not just mental, it's physical too, so we can't just fight it mentally by thinking happy thoughts. We gotta employ that "fight or flight" tension in some actual fight-or-flight like activities. DVD's are great for that.

And I think cleaning and organizing is awesome self-care as well as physical activity! If we can't clean up the evil in the world, at least we can tidy and scrub our own environments and make them peaceful and pleasant.

Yay you!

messymimi said...

Good luck, and enjoy the results!

The Merry said...

Thanks, Messymimi!

Crabby, absolutely. I am very stressed by the news. I wish now that I hadn't read so many history books. The parallels are unnerving. But what one thing I can do is focus on things within my control, such as how I spend my time. I chose to spend it making the world around me a better place, even if that only applies to the world in my immediate environment.
Or at least I choose to try to.

solarity said...

It's definitely good enough. Exercise from real life does not come in neat hour-long segments.

Mary Anne in Kentucky