The Emotion & Motion Connection
I stay in youth-mode – powered with an ageless mind – armed with a liberated, open, playful, light-hearted and free-spirited attitude. In youth-mode, I am limitless.
Not exercising each day makes me feel lethargic and depressed. Over the past decade I have noticed that all forms of daily, disciplined movement – walking, biking, running, yoga, Pilates -helps to soften the rigid suit of armor I call my body. Tense from head to toe, my body takes in and holds all of my emotions – memorized in the tightening of each muscle. The connection between my emotions and motion is fascinating to me. Stretching releases the ache and tightness I feel in my neck as I release the “weight of the world” from my shoulders. Sit-ups strengthen my lower back so I feel strong and “supported” as I feel my “intuition” making better “gut reactions” from strengthening from my core. Squats help tone my legs and my knees and joints give me more balanced, confident “legs to stand on”.
Habits are Everything
We are an accumulation of everything we do daily. To see change in our lives we must change the way we go about our day. I use to wake up worried, now I turn the channel in my mind to gratitude – literally forcing my mind to think about what I truly appreciate in my life from the moment I open my eyes.
Eat More Salt to Curb Sugar Cravings and eating healthier on the go.
My next good habit will be switching my taste buds to healthier on-the-go eating – especially for days like today – when I have been on a golf cart buggy to the dock, boat to the mainland, taxi to the airport, plane to the States, and finally train to my car. I will shop, plan and make snacks to bring along – fresh vegetables, salads and home made health to eat along the way.
Elon Musk -Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
I just started reading the incredibly fascinating life of Elon Musk. creator of the Tesla and now working on a way to have us living in outer space.
Where Mark Zuckerberg wants us sharing baby photos, Musk wants to save the human race from self-imposed or accidental annihilation. He’s wired like a scientist and suffers mental anguish at the sight of a factual error.
Love this thought from Musk – “It seems like one should make the world a better place, because the inverse makes no sense.”
Thank you for sharing the post. You have an interesting lifestyle. Right. Habits are one of the factors defines who you are.
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Great Article! People are largely the sum of the habits they have and consciously engineering your habits can definitely lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. Also thanks for mentioning the book – I will give that a try!
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