So I had a really shitty sleep the other night.
I had been off my steroid puffer for my asthma for about two weeks and this night was the first night I woke up with difficulty breathing. I woke up feeling wide awake and slightly restless. I wasn’t wheezing at all but felt I needed to cough or take deep chesty breathes. I tried to remind myself to do my abdominal breathing and attempted to meditate but just could not focus. I lightly slept slashed tossed and turned until my alarm went off two hours later.
Naturally I felt shitty. So my first shitty instinct was to sit and have a coffee and a bite to eat. I then tried to mediate like I usually do in the morning but nope just could not focus or get into a good space. Then I realized I have to be missing something here…
I’m generally a morning person so having a morning like this was unusual for me and I wanted desperately to get into a good vibration to set myself up for a great day. As tired as I felt I reminded myself of all the tricks I have for getting into a better mood and then four little eyes watching me (my sweet doggies) reminded me of one of those tricks.
“Movement is medicine”.
Most people think going to the gym will tire them out, or going for that extra walk is just “too much right now” but movement is truly medicine. Medicine for your mind and soul. So I ate to fuel up, finished my coffee, and dragged my ass to the gym.
I put that music on that you know, usually lights a fire under my ass and became bigger than my excuses, bigger than my shitty nights sleep, bigger than my asthma and banged out a workout. Surprisingly, it ended up being a great workout because I overcame my shit.
It doesn’t have to be a big long exhausting workout either. The mornings I take my puppers out for a little stroll end up being the best days.
I find just getting your blood moving through your body helps circulate it through your brain as well creating a good energy for the day to begin. And becoming or overcoming your excuses will always nudge you in the direction of growth and self empowerment.
Life is about one day at a time. You have to think how can I make this the best day? You have to generate motivation somehow. Blood flow can do this. Blood flow to the brain can help you think more clearly.
So get up and get moving. Your brain and soul will thank you!