Your Fitness trainer is shouting out “You can do It-You Can”, you got the best of Tony Stark gym gear, next-generation tech to monitor vitals, a perfect blend of vitamins for recovery, yet you can’t/didn’t do it.
The content of this post comes from my recent injury. Capitalizing the F word, it was F terrible. Though the chest was pumping, biceps was a sight to behold, Abdominal was beach ready, yet the internal energy was lacking. The demands of professional life and a dedicated fitness regime; either had me starved or compromised on one end or the other. Life was about struggling through the puzzle, where one a was a necessity, and other passion. A simple hour workout daily, followed by extended work hours; my life was like a normal millennial. Yet in some time, I Failed. What happened to me??
What was lost in my Buddha-like routine was time for self-care. As said in the airlines “Put your oxygen mask first, before you try to help others”. Practicing self-care during the day is essential to keep the headspace strong and bounce back resilient to challenges. Here are some tips I have learned over time that have helped me manage routines, professional responsibilities with self-care.
You, My friend are sitting on a gold mine with untapped reservoirs-BREATHING. The no-equipment routine offers a plethora of benefits from physical to mental recovery. A total of 19 seconds you need for a complete 4-7-8 approach. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold the breath for seven and then exhale for 8. Not only this exercise will help you calm down the nerves, but will also help you in long run to manage breathing speed while under stress.
Listen to what your body says
Bridge the gap between mind and body. Knowing when a certain regime is causing pain, or helping you grow is evident from body signals. If you are fatigued and restless across the day, you need a change. If you feel low on energy, you need a change. The sound of your feet hitting the ground, breathing speed, the way your body responds to tension; these all are signals that tell you your body’s current state. Stop letting either of your body parts wear multiple caps, listen to your body needs and act accordingly.
3. A workout is not Gym
Stigma among millennial is Workout=Gym. The idea of a workout is basically to get your heart rate up from normal for an hour or so every day. This can be through swimming, Cycling, Skating not necessarily gym. A substantial proportion of people leave Fitness routines because they hate the idea of Gym. The more fun you find in your activities, larger are the chances of you sticking with it.
The best way to understand your body is by speaking to it. Yoga is all about healing the self, through the self, by the self. Yoga will teach you to let go of the old thoughts while making space for new ventures. Our moods and emotions flow like the seasons. Living in sync with the seasons and body demands helps us battle the hardships of life I a better way.
Free of cost, easily accessible workout routine can be tailored to accommodate any sort of disconnect in terms of time, place, schedule, stress and all the other reasons we give to miss out routines. 10 minutes of your daily routine dedicated to connecting your mind and heart can help you much better than the antidote of pharmaceutical companies.
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Hi!! I am a full-time health and fitness blogger living in Delhi, India. Somehow I made my passion for fitness inculcated into my Work Profile. My goal with my blog and videos is to enable your passion for healthy management of Work-Life Balance.