Here we go friends. First day of Spring and our Spring challenge.
These first few days will be all about mindset and simple acts.
Today is the vernal equinox which means equal night and therefore most of us will have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. Balance. In the fall we get another day like this called the autumnal equinox. Balance.
I hear this word "balance" all of the time. It frequently comes up in conversations with friends, family, clients, and students. "It's hard to find work-life balance." "I'm trying to balance my job and school." "Gotta balance my budget." "Can you balance on one foot?" "I lost my balance and fell."
Seems like a lot of people are striving for balance whether it's to feel more stable, calm, steady, less-stressed, etc. It's not an easy task. Between work, family, school, finances, personal health, and more, it can almost seem unattainable to feel "balanced." I mean if we use the earth and sun as our models, it's even challenging for these two celestial bodies. There are only 2 days out of the entire year when they are in "perfect balance."
This week we will take time to consider this idea of balance and what it means to us in our daily lives. The Spring Training challenge is all about YOU and working on something in your life for 30 days....with the support of all the other awesome participants here. I'm going to give you suggestions, ideas, motivation each day and help you with accountability. It's the first day of Spring and a chance for a refreshed mindset, a clean slate and an opportunity to create positive and healthy change. And maybe find some balance. :-)
(there are two...one intention and one physical)....
1. Set aside 5 minutes to reflect on your day, your week, your year so far. Is there anything that feels perhaps out of balance? Is the see-saw tipped in one direction more than the other?
2. Identify one or two aspects that might feel out of balance. 3. Create a statement that can take these areas of imbalance and spin them in a positive and intentional way.
4. Write it down. Somewhere you can see it. Or share it to our group facebook or instagram page.
Let the statement start like this: "I would like more balance...
Example of imbalance: "I am usually exhausted everyday."
Balance Statement: "I would like to have more balance between sleep and awake time so I can feel healthier and more present during the day."
1. Move your body today for at least 20 minutes. Go for a walk, jog, bike ride. Do 20 minutes of yoga. Take the stairs all day at work. Do squats and lunges every 10 minutes at your desk. Move your body on purpose for 20 minutes.
I've got lots of fun planned for you over the next few weeks. Today we keep it super simple.
1-2 statements and 20 minutes of movement.
Have a fantastic day and Happy Spring.
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