Changing your perspective really can be a personally restorative act.
Let me explain – take cleaning the house for example – I feel like it’s a chore, so, given a chance, I avoid it! If I just took the view that by keeping the house clean it would be easier to live here, things might be different…(note, I haven’t mastered this yet and as a result always struggle to keep the house respectable!)
It’s the same with exercise – if we see it as a chore, quite simply, it will be!
But yet if we see it as not only being protective of our physical health but also our mental health – the game suddenly changes!! When we are soaking up endorphins and achieving – we can easily choose our marvellous life, largely because we are feeling strong and confident from our efforts. Are you following?
Perspective by definition is “a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view”** We make our best decisions when we can be aware of our own attitudes and points of view.
Now for the questions – how do you view physical activity?
Do you do it because you love the endorphins or because you think you should because of that chocolate slice you had for morning tea (or similar)?
What if you chose to view physical activity as an act of self-care and not torture? It puts a whole new perspective on it really, doesn’t it?
Do you think choosing to change your perspective would make your life more marvellous?
** Reference – http://www.dictionary.com
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