My favourite one of the 5 ways to well-being is about being active. Get outside and walk in the fresh air, go to a park and play on the swings, climb a tree (yes, really!), jump on a trampoline, go swimming, do some stretches while you're waiting for dinner to cook, dance, do some gardening, jog with the dog, clench your buttocks while you're at a desk... OK, not a very active one, but it's a good start, especially if you sit down all day (and your only exercise is walking to the toilet!). There are so many ways to get your body moving - it's just about finding the right one for you and your level of mobility. And, of course, there's always the option of coming to one of my classes, where your body will get a complete work-out and your mind can relax and forget about your day.
If you're looking for a more challenging question, ask yourself this: are you active, or are you just busy? Lots of people have busy, full-on lives, which makes them believe they are physically active. But being busy and being active are not the same thing, and being busy can mask how little physical activity you are actually doing. If you feel wiped out at the end of the day, is it because you have been busy, or is it because your body is nicely tired from activity?
Finally, while it's great for your body to be active, remember to relax and recover too! Hopefully, increased physical activity levels will help you rest and sleep better. But if you find winding down and truly relaxing a bit tricky, why not try my next mini retreat?! You can even buy a gift voucher for someone else too.
I'm off to enjoy the sunshine and have a little walk around the park. I might try out the swings too!
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