You know that exercise is extremely valuable for your spiritual, physical, psychological, emotional, and relational well-being. You may have a Sunday exercise routine already in your schedule where you take a class or go to the gym. To set yourself up for a really great week and to feel happy on Sunday, start your day by moving outside. Ideas include walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, roller-skating, outdoor yoga, or surfing. Feelings of joy, calm, awe, connection, and positivity will increase tremendously if you move your body under the open sky. Listen to great music or a podcast or the sounds of nature all around you. Do not let bad weather deter you, a run in the rain is equal to a therapy session to me!
After you finish your Mother Nature Movement, find a quiet place to meditate for 10 to 20 minutes. You can sit in complete silence with your breath or follow a guided meditation. Consistent meditation changes the physical shape of your prefrontal cortex and makes you feel calmer and more resilient. You will have more tools to deal with the week’s challenges and will bounce back from adversity.