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Fitness for Mind And Body: How to Find Balance

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If you’re anything like me, fitness and overall wellness is an absolute priority. When my fitness and wellness routine falls by the wayside, I feel out of it and not like myself. I get grumpy. I feel bloated. My mind feels cluttered and I can’t function at my normal capacity. I’m just off. When that happens everything feels out of alignment – both mind and body – and I have to figure out a way to reel it all back in. Sometimes it happens from going out too many nights in a row. We’ll have lots of events to attend or multiple people and things to celebrate in a single week. I don’t get the right amount of sleep, I don’t eat the best things for my body and that starts a downward cycle. Sometimes it’s from too much travel. Not enough time at home means my fitness schedule is off-balance or my sleep patterns aren’t the usual, regular routine. Whatever it is, it’s easy to get into a funk and getting out of that place can be tough too. Combined with a mix of getting my fitness routine back on track, drinking more water and eating right, when things start to feel off, I have a handful of ways to reset my mind to get back to that place of balance. Keep reading to see how I make sure I achieve fitness for both my mind and body.

Fitness for Mind And Body: How to Find Balance

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I meditate every day. I have found this is one of the best ways to bring balance back into my life, especially when things start to feel really cluttered or off. I know meditation can seem intimidating, but when you practice mindful breathing and take just a few moments to focus on you, it’s actually very easy. Sometimes I use meditation apps to help guide me through the practice – and often the meditations are just three to five minutes long. Not a huge time commitment, but just enough to take a minute, calm down and put everything into perspective.

I write in my journal. This is a huge one for me. When things start to feel off, reflection is one of the best ways to better understand how to fix the situation. So, each morning when I wake up, I commit to writing two-three pages of thoughts in my journal. Sometimes I write about my dreams, sometimes I reflect on what happened the day before and sometimes I even jot down what I did or what I ate so that I can remember exactly what was causing me to feel off balance. This one takes some dedication. Sometimes I don’t feel like writing, it feels like a daunting task or even a waste of time – but once I sit down and do it, I feel much more clear-headed and like I can tackle the day with my health and wellness in mind.

I make fresh air a priority. Sometimes we get so caught up with work, travel, events – you name it – that we forget to simply enjoy the world we live in and breath the beautiful air. So I get out there. I take a long walk, which also helps me work in some of those fitness goals that are so important. Sometimes I’ll go for a swim or even just go outside, sit down and do my meditation in the backyard. It can be as simple as bringing your coffee out to the deck for a few minutes before work – however you can incorporate some fresh air into your life, just do it. You’ll feel clear-headed and like you can tackle anything.

So, does this ever happen to you? Your routine and life seem to fall off-balance and you have to find ways to bring it all back in? How do you get back on track?