5 Ways to Fit Exercise in a Busy Life

Nowadays everyone is busy. Busy with work, school, family, home chores, etc.  How is it some people are able to balance fitness with their crazy schedules and others are not?

It comes down to priorities and making time. Then eventually it becomes a habit. I’ve been working out regularly for 24 years. For me it is similar to showering. I just do it, whether I want to or not.

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Yoga and Mindful Eating

One of the many benefits of practicing yoga is you start to become more mindful and focused on the present moment.

Mindfulness allows you to take notice to how your body is feeling, your thoughts, and your behavior. Like yoga, it’s a way to connect your body, mind, and spirit.

When you begin to eat mindfully, you are able to slow down and notice how food affects your body. You realize what gives you energy and what does not. You start to notice how food taste and smells. You might even realize that certain foods you’ve always eaten doesn’t taste good anymore.

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Setting an Intention for 2019

I’m not a woo-woo type of person. The closest I get to woo-woo is yoga and meditation; and there are a ton of studies showing the benefits of yoga and meditation that appeases my analytical brain.

At the beginning of 2018, I decided to try my hand at setting an intention for the year. My intention was to live boldly and out of my comfort zone. Now that it’s December, I can honestly say it worked.

Setting a yearly intention has facilitated a path that has gotten me closer to where I want to be in life. It’s not the same as setting goals. Goals are more concrete and have deadlines. Intentions are more of a guiding principle of how to you want to live.

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2018 Year-End Review

Year-End Review

I’m a big fan of conducting year-end reviews and setting intentions. I have only recently started doing them and I noticed a huge change in my life and in myself.

Last December, was the first time I completed a year-end review. I used Boho Berry’s December year-end review as a way to jump start my reflection. I found her prompts helpful to reflect on the past year and set an intention for the next year. It’s fun to look back on the year and see how much progress I’ve made.

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