Exercise is often seen as a means to an end, a way to achieve a certain body shape or weight. However, when exercise is approached solely from this perspective, it can become a source of stress, anxiety, and even harm. To truly reap the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of movement, it's essential to redefine our relationship with exercise and prioritize practices that align with our well-being.
In this blog post, I'm giving you six journaling prompts to help you reflect on your current relationship with exercise and explore ways to cultivate healthy exercise habits that support your overall health and happiness. By approaching exercise with curiosity, kindness, and compassion, we can shift our focus from external pressures and expectations to genuine enjoyment, pleasure, and rejuvenation. So grab your journal and let's get started on this journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with movement.
By using the journaling prompts provided in this blog post, you can start to unpack your own story and explore what truly aligns with your physical, mental, and emotional needs when it comes to movement. If this blog spoke to you, you should check out my free eWorkbook Move!
Remember, exercise should rejuvenate your body, enhance your mind-body connection, alleviate stress, and provide genuine enjoyment and pleasure. With time, patience, and a willingness to approach exercise with a new perspective, you can find a sustainable and fulfilling approach to movement that supports your overall well-being.
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Nutrition Therapist & Sports Dietitian, and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)