I lose my breath, I find my answers – Lorna Jane
I’ve had a lot on my mind this past week. I usually do. As I’ve said before, I’m a typical Virgo – I tend to think a lot. Overthink even. My mind never stops.
Anyway. This morning I adopted Michelle Bridges‘ philosophy of ‘robot mode’ when my alarm went off shortly after 5.30am. I didn’t hit snooze, I just got out of bed, got changed into my workout gear, hopped in the car and drove to the gym ready for my 6am personal training session.
My personal trainer took one look at me and said, “tired?” and then handed me the boxing gloves.
To her credit, she didn’t push me too hard but just hard enough. And something fantastic happened. During the session, I stopped thinking.
At the end of the session, she asked me if I felt better and I said that I did. I walked out of the gym with a clear mind and feeling lighter.
It made me think of the Lorna Jane quote: “I lose my breath, I find my answers.”
Too many times when we are tired or stressed or have a lot on our mind, we retreat. To the couch. To the TV. To the fridge.
Instead, what we should be doing is losing our breath. Be it a gentle walk, a run, hitting the weights or smashing it out with some boxing gloves (on a bag of course).
And this can only improve our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
What do you do to find your answers?