Fitness Matters: dO more, bE physical.
Do you want to live a sedentary lifestyle? Do you want to feel incapable in your day to day? Do you want to want to live a desperate, stress riddled life? Do you want to feel weak, unclear, or totally hopeless? Hell no you don’t, your physical fitness matters!
The way of the world.
We live in a world where technology is evolving at alarming speeds. Information moves faster than we can comprehend at times, and everywhere we go we are almost fully connected with the entirety of the globe through our computers, cell phones, and cars.
We can’t avoid it really because the world is already there, and it’s always there. If you can imagine it, the world is on a path progressing towards an even more digital world.
Although Silicon Valley is all about silicon, plastic, and precious metals, the rest of us are very much still flesh, blood, and bone. And though we are creatively complex as an organism, we are also primitive in comparing ourselves to the here and now. Because up to this point, the technology of our body and mind has evolved organically throughout our history.
So suck it up–the air that is– because our body is made to move.
To make a long story short, we are movers. And if you want to change your emotional state, start by changing your physiology.
Movement is the answer we are looking for, as it helps facilitate the natural pump to capitalize on our feel-good vibes.
If you’re generally down, depressed, anxious, lazy, uninspired, or some other feeling we are desperately trying to avoid, the best thing for us in our moment of perceived misery is to move ourselves away from it.
PHYSICAL FITNESS MATTERS- Get it? MOVE!
When we move– we stretch, contract, release, squeeze, and breathe. And so, we are able to purge away all of those uninspired feelings by purposely inspiring into ourselves through the breath.
With regards to the matter, here is something to quote from the Littermature Make It Stick Crash Course:
Regarding the breath, remember that inhalation is inspiration. When we inspire, we are inspired, we are full of breath, full of life.G. Kourtesiotis, Make It Stick, Write It Down.
What more can We do?
Being physical with a consistent quality practice is an opportunity to shape our world view. It is something we can be intentional with in steering us toward our great life vision.
Well, it will teach you more about yourself and what you’re made of. It builds character, mental fortitude, and other strong qualities, as it also develop the emotional self. Regarding the latter, it can bring you face to face with your vulnerabilities, and better, to your own personal revelations, or spiritual catharsis.
Of course, it’s never an overnight process but rather a lifestyle to adopt. We are all about something, therefore you must choose to be about it. Meaning, you must embody the habit to see and feel the revelation for yourself.
don’t take my word for it, see it for yourself!
If you’re already active, great, but seek out ways to change it up or to get more specific within your practice to effectively problem solve targeted areas of opportunity. In other words, be intentional with yourself in ways that effectively build on your goals going forward.
Do anything and start anywhere.
If you’re new to fitness, just do something. –Heck, do anything and start anywhere.
We need to be both invested and engaged in our physical health. “Boring” is no excuse, as there are many alternative outlets to be more active. Heck, what’s less boring than keeping yourself side-lined with your ass glued to the couch?
Take your mind to paper, and write down areas of intrigue that may push you down the road into action.
- Have you always wanted to dance? That’s cool, take up salsa.
- Do you want to climb? That’s cool, go to a climbing gym.
- Do you love nature? That’s cool, look up some nearby trails, or plan a trip to some mountains.
- Want to keep it local, or structured? That’s cool, join a gym, or join a class with routine.
- Nervous to jump into it alone? That’s cool, join a running group, or tag along with a friend.
- Looking for something totally out of the box? That’s cool, get into LARP….
Anything is better than sitting your ass down on the couch binge streaming Netflix, or numbing yourself to the point of total inebriation on the regular. Trust me, making your living on the couch is likely to pave the way toward apathetic purposelessness.
Alright fine, it’s great to unwind–sometimes. But, realize what you are sacrificing if you find yourself constantly checking out. Please don’t make your lifestyle purely hedonistic–Prioritize the hard work on yourself first.
Making movement a habit is something you won’t regret.
All in all, the solution for a quality life isn’t a temporary one, it’s not a few laps around the block to solve your life burdens. A quality life and a positive outlook is honed by continuously dedicating yourself to some form of movement practice, to some cause, and that is true personally, recreationally, and professionally.
Of course, there are more aspects to finding meaning in life, as there are deeper layers to address within yourself to steer your best life path.
Nothing is be all end all, but prioritizing the physical areas of life is a great place to start.
In fact, I firmly believe that it is the first place to start because I can only share myself with conviction what it has done for me in my life.
Empowering yourself by taking control of your physical health and wellbeing will undoubtedly make you stronger, more resilient, and more capable with your consistent quality effort and dedication.
So go ahead and move yourself. Move your body, move your mind. –You won’t regret it.