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Exercise reduces psychological stress

Exercising Frog Pole dancing
Hi friends,

Feeling bummed out? Fast cure = exercise!

A recent study found that exercise is the key to a bunch of indicators for health. This particular study looked at data from nearly 100,000 Australian men and women over 65 – but folks, it’s going to apply to anyone over 20, in my opinion.

When you get frazzled and irritated, what is one of the things you find yourself doing? Well, maybe after you lower your shoulders from your chin, it might be time to stand up and stretch! In this study, participants were interviewed for their educational background, height, weight, smoking history, levels of physical activity and their level of psychological distress. No surprise that there was a connection between those who were physically less active and a greater level of psychological distress. In my words, these folks were not happy campers.
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Stuck Vs InspirationThere are times we all feel stuck or sometimes we just think we are procrastinating. This is a theme that has shown up lately in a couple of Facebook groups and emails from friends. In each case the person was sharing that they just couldn’t seem to get moving and kept procrastinating.

We’ve all been there…and I don’t know about you, but I often end up beating myself up for not getting on with it, not getting things done. Then, luckily, oftentimes I’m able to step back and take another look.

I do sometimes find that even though I’m inspired there doesn’t “seem to be” motivation to do…but, that isn’t necessarily what it seems. I have found that often when I just can’t seem to do what I think needs to be done that what’s really happening is that I’m waiting for the rest of the information – either as a “download” of info, or sometimes there’s a person or other bit of information that I don’t yet have and when that drops into place then it’s full forward action. The trick is to acknowledge when that’s happening and not beat ourselves up about it.

If you’re in a “stuck” place, maybe you aren’t really stuck. Maybe you’re simply waiting…allowing…the energy, information to finally come together.
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How to Have a Great Day – Advice from a Black Skimmer Bird

Managing Your Time

We always have more than we can do in any given day, so why not take some time to decide what the MOST IMPORTANT items are for this lovely day? If you are tempted to launch into the first thing that grabs your attention, this little bird has sage advice.

Stop, take a breath, and think about what your essentials are for the day.

It always makes a really nice day when I take the time to plan it.

Virginia

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