When you exercise, you are present at what you’re doing so your mind is clear and focused. Some types of exercise, the ones that you tend to do by yourself, are meditative, clearing your mind of thoughts and leading to a calmer, clearer mind, which means less of the stressed and overwhelmed feeling.
Clear mind = reduced stress
Exercise is a way of connecting with yourself. Once you begin to do exercise regularly, you get out of the stagnant thought patterns, the negative thoughts about yourself (and what you aren’t doing) and you begin to notice the positive things about yourself. You’ll start to notice changes in your physical body which influences the way you feel about yourself.
Exercise is like clearing a path to Source, God, and yourself and future self, and nature, because a lot of exercise activities are done outside in nature. Find what is fun for you and this lifts your spirit and creates a consistent desire to keep up with the routine of your exercise activities. And fun leads to more fun, and happiness. Law of attraction; like attracts like!
Doing fun things=brings more fun things!
I am a huge proponent of spending as much time outside as possible! And that’s another reason exercising is so important! Most of these activities can be done outside. And being in nature lifts our spirit, connects us with the Earth, and literally recharges our electrons. Being in nature, especially barefoot, is like a reboot for our energetic field.
Some of these activities are done with others. The social environment we keep is so important for our health too! Friends motivate us to stay on track! Having a workout partner keeps us accountable!
Exercise= connection = a recharge