You know, I’ve never seen myself a “healthy” person. I mean I’ve always felt fine, I’ve played sports and occasionally eat greens and salad.
When reading articles or blogs, I’ve seen many focus on using exercise for stress relief and to help with creativity. I’ll be honest, I’ve always thought that was completed bull and people were just saying that to show off.
Recently, went through some health related stuff that changed me life. I’m not going into it all now, but the focus is I’m still here and stronger and better than ever! 🙂
Since then, I’ve started eating better. It could still be better but we all start somewhere. The other big thing is I’ve started to exercise regularly and I can tell you, it does wonders for you!
My “go to” workout is going jogging, in the summer I do this outside and in the winter or when weather isn’t cooperating – I head to the gym. At one point I had a gym in my house, but the cost of buying and maintaining the equipment just started to seem like a bad investment, so I gave in and joined the gym a few minutes away from me.
It was hard at first to start this, I’m not going to lie. It was difficult on the body and mind. It was also hard getting into the routine where it became natural. Since then I’ve really taken a 360 turn on how I feel about it.
When going out for jogs or heading to the gym, after the initial “break in” phase, is it extremely relaxing and is amazing stress relief. If I’ve had a bad day, I make sure I go and it just helps clear the mind and put everything at ease.
As for the creativity, for me – it surprisingly helps. The difficult part is it help when I’m either half way through my jog session, so I need to take notes with my phone. I get ideas that I previously have not had and it just helps give me a new perspective.
Now, I am going to talk down on everyone and tell people what they should or shouldn’t do – All I am going to say is I’ve been doing this and have seen a difference and love it and would never go back. It’s hard as hell to get started and until it becomes a routine, it’s very difficult. I personally love it.