Today I had a crappy day at work, actually yesterday I did as well. This story is not to whine (as much as I would like to). This story is to talk about ways to deal with those less than perfect days.
Yesterday, I left work in a grumpy mood, caught the bus home feeling sorry for myself the entire journey, I arrived home and I plonked myself on the couch, I drank a glass of wine, I ate chocolate, I thought about work too frequently and I woke with a heavy head.
Today, I left work in a grumpy mood, stomped my way down to the gym and after 30 mins of cardio I felt energised and relieved. Once that adrenalin started releasing, the work issues subsided and the rage issues decreased.
I then taught a class, after teaching body balance, I feel calm centred and free. My head is clear, my heart is happy, and my thoughts are light.
Exercising releases endorphins, alleviates stress, clears your mind, and frees your spirit.
Exercising for just ten minutes can boost your energy levels as you increase your endorphins, and can decrease your stress hormones such as cortisol. Obviously, the longer you can exercise the better, but if ten minutes is all you can spare right now, then take it.
Tonight I feel calm, my day’s problems are a distant memory, and I know I will awake after a great nights sleep, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.