- How was 2019 for you?
- What are some things you loved?
- What are some things you could do without?
- What are some things you’d like to include or increase in your life?
- It may be helpful to start small.
- Pick one area of focus/ one word/ one intention.
- Write it down, say it out loud, share with friends and family.
- Emotionalize with your intention, feel what it would be to have it be so.
- Be sure you’re thinking about it and feeling it daily.
- get to experience something unusual to your everyday life;
- are able to witness and be a part of another culture;
- have quality time and wonderful connections with your family, friends, or self- depending on who you’re traveling with;
- eat amazing food;
- are able to sleep well, rest often, and move regularly;
- relax your mind from work and your usual daily life;
- get an emotional reset;
- have a lovely spiritual experience.
This article, Why Exercise and Endorphins Make You Happy, has great information and explains the benefits of exercise. My main motivation to exercise and move includes how I feel afterwards. I may not “work out” every day, more like 3-4 times a week, but if I don’t exercise, I have to at least stretch for 10 minutes or so- otherwise I just feel so tight and constricted- I blame my liver qi stagnation!
My days are usually off to a great start if I jump out of bed and get a good work out in… not gonna lie, most days it’s an, “ok… I can do this,” and a roll out of bed. But I know once I’m up and going I’ll be so glad I did!
While Mayo Clinic explains some benefits of exercising: controlling weight, disease prevention, improving mood and energy, and promoting better sleep, it’s also motivating to have a little more detail of what’s going on in your body simply by moving each day!
Read the article: Why Exercise and Endorphins Make You Happy to find out what YOU are doing for yourself every time you exercise!
Photo Credit: Jenna Niggeler- during our trip to Beijing, China, in 2013!