Last week I spent the week with a group of university students who were spending their reading week doing community service-learning in the small community of Quizarra, Costa Rica.
I really love this time of year. It's a time for new beginnings and looking ahead to the future. As I do each year, I took some time to sit down and reflect on the past year and write down my goals for the new year.
Do you ever feel like you're doing a lot and yet, never doing enough? It's the constant pursuit of perfection, to the detriment of your self-esteem and mental well-being.
Last night, I had nothing in my schedule. I had the whole night to myself. Originally, I had planned on just biking home, jumping on the couch and not really moving for the rest of the night (it was my first night off in what felt like a long time, I was damn well going to spend it any way I wanted!). But instead, I changed my route.
I don't know about you, but when I get stressed, overwhelmed, upset, or just a general feeling of being down, the last thing I want to do is exercise. When in reality, the first thing I need to do is get my body moving!