I endured a particularly cathartic day today--following a partly particularly lethargic yesterday. I recognized my funk by asking myself what I did yesterday, and not actually, really remembering. Haziness is a great sign that my body is not functioning at maximum potential.>p
So, I promised myself that I would jump (yes, literally--jump) during every commercial break. Titanic is playing on TNT right now-- there are a LOT of commercial breaks.
Well, guess what, my lovelies? I remembered, once again, that I am entirely capable of determining my happiness, and that I am entirely capable of pulling myself out of my own funky moods. These moods often spiral into a series of unhappy choices--I forgoe my typical exercise for the day, and tend to put more food into my body than I actually need or am used to. I trick myself into thinking that it's a one-day deal, and it's not. That mindset is a subtle, quiet shift into a previously unhealthy and unaccountable lifestyle. And regardless of the reason, I am accountable for my own happiness, I am responsible and capable enough to take care of me. So, I do it. I wake back up, and tune back in.
And right now? I feel great. So next time you are suffering a bout of self-doubt, self-pity, and self-crappiness, move your body. Make a single, strong, positive choice, and many more will follow.