When I want to boost my exercise level or start eating healthy, I look for motivation. While that motivation can come from many places I usually start with the Internet. I sit myself down and begin “googling.” Simple searches such as “easy healthy recipes” or “15 minute workouts” usually pique my interest. Rarely do I ever follow through with what I find, but at least it opens my mind to possibilities and gets my creative juices flowing. Sometimes I jump over to YouTube to do some searching. This allows me to hear people’s stories and learn from someone who has “walked the walk.” Last week, I spoke to a 69-year-old woman who really inspired me. She rock climbs three times a week and does yoga four times a week. The day after meeting her I went to yoga ready to down dog like never before.
Have you ever noticed when you start immersing yourself in something your motivation increases and you feel good? Like the veil of darkness has been lifted? That veil or plague can make us feel like simply standing up is more than we can achieve. I want you to know that I don't expect perfection from others or myself. I do ask that you move forward ever so slightly. So think about something you want to change and ask yourself what would be the next small step you can take in that direction. Then give it a try. You will be surprised how baby steps can feel so good!