Daily Quote: The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live. Dr Jim Loehr
Have you ever used this excuse for not exercising–I just don’t have the time. In reality this excuse is based on not making exercise a priority in your life.
There is simply no replacement for exercise. A consistent exercise program offers a reliable and natural way to boost your mood and increase your self-esteem. When you exercise, your body produces substances called endorphins. These are the biochemicals that are associated with producing a euphoric feeling of peace and satisfaction. Besides the obvious physical benefits of daily exercise, being physically active also offers important emotional benefits and is one of the most powerful influences that you can inject into your life. If you are not presently engaged in a consistent exercise program, it is time to embrace this concept and begin. As George Bernard Shaw so eloquently said, “You see things and you say, why? But I dream things and I say why not?” Why not make today the day you revisit your dream of health and commit yourself to exercise. There is no better gift to give your body and your mind and it will help make your dream of a healthier life come true.
If we’re going to optimize our energy, says Dr. jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz in their New Your Times bestselling selling book The Power of of Full Engagement:: “we need to recognize that our willpower is (a) weaker than we think and (b) more draining to employ than we think. Every time we have to consciously decide whether or not we’re going to do something, we deplete energy. This is why schedules work, and where rituals come in handy. They remove some of the exhaustion associated with choic..“We use the word ‘ritual’ purposefully to emphasize the notion of a highly structured behavior,” write Loehr and Schwartz. “In contrast to will and discipline, which require pushing yourself to a behavior, a ritual pulls at you. Brushing your teeth is something to which you feel consistently drawn, compelled by its health value. You do it without much conscious effort or intention. Rituals ensure we use as little conscious energy as possible, leaving us free to focus our energy in creative, enriching ways.”
Self-Coaching Challenge–.Make an action plan for building exercise into your daily routine. Start with small steps and set a date to begin andwho will support you in your personal change project?