I’ve been finding that when my life gets busy (like at the moment as my uni workload increases) my exercise routine drops. I mostly count going to the gym as my main source of exercise, but the thing is that going to the gym more often than twice a week is just doesn’t fit naturally into my schedule.
After years of having meditation stuffed down my throat, tonight I have decided to try a different approach – mindfulness.
When I went to see specialists, many (if not all) would give me a list of things I needed to do to get better, and almost always that list would include meditation. However, while they would heavily reccommend I try it, they didn't give much help with the actual how or why of it all.
To me, the sunflower is a symbol of hope. The idea of it was first conveyed to me by a quote from the movie Calendar Girls:
I have only recently come across The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino, and already think it is one of the greatest things in all existence. It gives a simple yet effective way of explaining how it feels to live with and manage a chronic illness on a daily basis, for unless you have experienced it yourself it is almost impossible to understand. If you haven’t read it already, I truly recommend you do.
For about a year now, I have been doing the weekly grocery shopping for my family, and have got quite a good system going.
Each week I order the household, pantry & dairy supplies online to be delivered to save time and energy, but I get the fruit & veg fresh (plus anything else I can’t get through the online shopping).
I am all for the little things that make the big things easier. Especially when it comes to exercise. One of my most recent discoveries is that after sorting out my room and putting all my exercise equipment in a box, it became a little bit easier to get out of bed in he morning and do my exercises. Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest difference.
One thing that I’ve realized lately is that life will always get busy and things will always get in the way. And there will always be a reason not to do the things you know you should. But if those things are important to you, you need to make time to do them.