Take Time for Today Table of Contents
Take Time for Today is a series consisting of 7 parts.
“Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.” ~Astrid Alauda
As the week winds on, the weekend may feel close, but not quite close enough. Lists of tasks and hours of desk work take their toll, and though your mind may be tired, it really may be your body that is taking the beating.
Your mind can achieve great things, but do not allow yourself to neglect your physical essence along the way. Do your best to put healthy eating and physical movement on the top of your list of priorities every day. Even on the days when you can’t find the time to cook a healthy meal or fit in a session of exercise, you should never completely neglect the body that holds the heart of your brilliance.
Start at the core: how is your posture right now? Are you using your strength to support your back or are you slumping forward onto your stomach? When you are sitting, and standing, focus on using your core muscles to support your torso upright, and try to keep your shoulders rolled back to counteract a forward slouch created from keyboards and steering wheels.
Now move outward, from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers and toes. How does your body feel? Do you feel tense and tight, or do you feel like you have energy that you need to exert? Tonight, try to fit in some fitness, and be sure to stretch often to lengthen tight muscles.
Don’t forget to think about the fuel that has the power to keep your body at its best. The food you eat has an enormous impact on your overall health and well being, not to mention the energy that can keep you motivated and positive throughout the week. Evaluate the relationship you have with food. Be thankful for the opportunity to nourish your body, and be mindful of what you put inside it. Tonight, try a fresh new recipe that will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.