It's the first day of winter and i'm welcoming the cold weather with open arms. I love viewing life in terms of seasons. Always changing, always new things ahead of us. I use to think that life was full of goals I was always chasing and one day I would finally get there ( wherever 'there' was) and be happy, content and perfect. Obviously that will never happen and I've learned better through the years. Life is not perfect and i'm so happy it isn't! There are amazing times, messy times, sad times and happy. But the great thing about life is that it's always changing and you never know what to expect.
My goals, thoughts and ideas are always evolving. They change with the seasons and I allow myself to live in the moment as best as I can. There are times in my life where certain things rank more important than others and instead of fighting it, I embrace it and let life do it's thing. Last month I was tired, worn out and constantly sick. I took a break on my own workouts, indulged more than usual and gave my evening classes to other instructors. This month I feel renewed, motivated and restored. I'm craving workouts, I have more energy and i'm finding and embracing my balance.
As we go through this new season and enter a new year, listen to your body. Allow it to be in the season it needs to be and know there will always be changes. Sometimes your body just needs to rest and be taken care of, sometimes it needs to live a little and indulge, sometimes it's craving work and growth. None of it is right or wrong.
I challenge you today to sit down and have a date with yourself. Make a hot cup of coffee or tea, pamper yourself a bit and ask your body what it needs. Take care of yourself embrace whatever path you are currently on.
My name is Hanna Kuyper and my mission for iamwell comes directly from my past experiences. Read more