Happy Monday! Spring has finally graced us with a sunny and – compared to the past weeks – warm weather. Reason enough to start the day with a smile and keep it up all day. Our sweet host Katie is the perfect example for staying positive every day. Thanks for the inspiration, Katie!
Not being able to visit my parents the past weekend was one I’d have once again filed under “not mention-worty” – that is, if it wasn’t for my goal of practicing positivity [which I’ll finally publish the whole post about soon]. My motto: No day in life passes by without at least a bit of positivity, something worth remembering – however big or small it might be.
With my goal in mind I focused on the positives in this weekend and looking back can honestly say it wasn’t completely unsuccessful. Sure, I could have gotten a lot more reading done for the huge project I need to work on for university. But I did make progress in caring for and making myself feel good. While I like to make sure others are doing well it’s listening to and fulfilling my own needs that I’m still working on.
The most important step trying to listen to my needs was taking both Friday and Sunday off from running – something I wouldn’t have considered only a short while ago. Two rest days this close to each other on days where I had plenty of time? Even though I wasn’t feeling it I hadn’t meant to take Friday off wanting to make the most of the good weather. But then I remembered this post by Meg talking about intuitive exercise and changed my mind. Running wasn’t what I truly felt like so I put it off. Going for a walk instead I could feel my sore muscles thanking me for the relaxation.
Another need taken care of was finally calling to my brother. He’s been traveling through Asia with his girlfriend since January. Due to time differences and wonky internet connections we hadn’t been able to talk ever since. While I had been following up with their experiences through their blog it was a much needed catch-up. I hope we’ll be able to talk again soon – what would we be doing without Skype, right?!
How was your weekend?
Do you work out intuitively or stick to your schedule?