Right now we are living in challenging times. There are so many jokes about the last few years and what’s going to come next!
That being said, there’s a fine line that we walk: Not having high expectations of ourselves but not being easy on ourselves to the point of being self destructive.
What does this mean?
We understand it may be tough to keep the same routine and schedule as before. There may be days that you can’t get yourself to workout, or a couple weeks that you choose to have a glass of wine before bed every night. At a certain point, though, these behaviors could start to become crutches that are doing more harm than good.
A couple days without working out is something you may need, but after a few weeks off you may start to experience the adverse side effects of not moving your body. A glass of wine before bed isn’t a big deal, but what if it’s turning in to 3 or more?
It can be so easy for these little choices thing to become bigger problems. How do you make sure that’s not what’s happening?
Regularly checking in with yourself.
Taking time to think things through.
Leaning on your support system.
Will I feel better after I workout or do I genuinely need a rest day? What will I fill my time with if I don’t workout? Will I go for a walk, do some yoga, read a book? Or will I fill my time reading my Facebook feed? Can I stop at 1 glass of wine? Or will having 1 make it hard for me to say no to more? Do I feel like I need to have a glass of wine, or is it just something I just enjoy drinking with dinner?
You can fill in the above questions with anything you might be struggling with: food, walking etc… the important part is that before you do or don’t do something, get to the bottom of your why. Take time to think things through and allow yourself space to make sure you’re taking care of yourself in an effective way.
Lastly, remember you have a whole group of people at Locomotive that are in a similar boat as you that you can lean on for support and advice. Shoot us an email, hit up the FB or Slack group. This is part of the beauty of being part of such a wonderful community!