The magic of exercise is that it can make a shitty day disappear.
We all know that life is forever changing. From the weather, to the mood your kids woke up in, to working through a rough patch with your partner etc, you don’t know what each and every day will throw at you. Each day brings with it a new combination of good and bad.
The beauty of weights is a 20kg will always be a 20kg plate, the beauty of kilometres is that 1km is always 1000m. It doesn’t matter if its Monday 5am, Thursday 5pm or Sunday they will always be the same.
Have you ever been on a run and spent the run having a conversation in your head about a particular issue only to finish and feel at ease with yourself because you worked through it? Or gone for a run and been able to switch off completely and just enjoy the world around you?
Have you ever put a heavy barbell on your back and been able to move it without having all your focus on getting it down and back up? Gone into the gym pissed off and angry, moved some heavy weight around and left calm and relaxed?
We could talk about the science behind how exercise makes you feel better, but I won’t. The magic of exercise turning shitty days into good days comes from the simplicity of it channelling your focus for the 15, 30, 45, 60+mins you are moving.
Channelling your focus through your movement allows your mind to switch off from the outside world and deal with the issues you are facing without distraction.
Taking time away from a shitty moment to do exercise will not only help you physically, but mentally. It can change your whole outlook for the day by allowing you to step away from a situation and revaluate it. Achieve some clarity with a clear head without the distractions of the noise of the outside world.
All it takes is a change in your state by simply getting your body moving and building up a sweat. The magic of exercise comes to life in its ability to take your mind and body from a negative state to a positive one, giving you space to change your outlook for the whole day!
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