We all have times when we feel a bit low, whether from disturbed sleep or generally disturbed equilibrium from what life has thrown at us. The secret to keeping my spirits up and being in a good mood seems to be mostly about sunshine and walking! Both are important to me. When we have a sunny day I make sure to spend sometime outdoors, even hanging out washing is good but a quiet little sit down in fresh air and sunshine is very restorative and calming. Walking though, now that doesn’t depend on the weather! I walk outdoors and do my version of interval training ( by alternating going in a tearing hurry as if I’m running really late and then walking at a moderate pace). I also do incidental brisk walking too, pushing a pram or supermarket trolley or even doing the stairs at the hospital when hubby has to be there. On a rainy day at home I put on my “walking away the pounds” dvd and go for 20 or 40 minutes. The days I fit in one or both sunshine and walking are good days. Excellent days are when I get to walk somewhere really nice, or walk to get somewhere really nice and sit in the sun when I get there! Try it and see if it works for you! It won’t cost anything and you have nothing to lose.
Posted anonymously, 19th June 2014