A blog dedicated to getting people to move, walk, improve their mental and physical well being by participating in humanity's oldest form of physical activity.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Have you heard the term 'acting as if'? It's the idea of fake it til you make it. It's a way to look at yourself that you might not have thought of before. It isn't a cure all - but it can certainly help one attain a goal.
How does this apply to walking? Well, if you've read this blog for very long, you know that it's about more than walking - it's more about feeling well, about taking steps toward feeling better - in mind and body and spirit.
So, acting as if can help you if you've been derailed from your path to exercise or if you are just beginning it or if you might just be going through a rough spot. When the going gets tough, the tough get up and take a walk!
So, if you don't think of yourself as an active person, now is the time to rethink that. You act as if you are an active person. How do you do that? You get up and walk, even if it's only a few steps or for a few minutes.
If you are a person who finds no time for self care - overscheduled, overworked, just plain busy - then you may want to rethink how you schedule yourself so you can be a person who takes care of body and mind and spirit. Acting as if there were more hours in the day? No, act as if YOU are important enough to be at the top of your To Do List. Act as if you are more important than the project, the memo, the laundry, the chores. Because, you really are more important than all those things.
Lots of the things on our To Do List must get done. Maybe all of them must get done. But, they'll all be done more efficiently and more happily if the first activity of the day or on the list is self care. Self Care. Taking care of yourself. Do that as no one else can do it for you!
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.