I have (way more than) 3 weird quirks I want to share today that keep me a bit healthier than I used to be. But, they’re strange.
- Power Posing. I listened to the Ted Talk about Power Posing, and ever since then… I’ve been Wonder Woman for at least a few minutes a day. I stand tall, straight, hands on hips, and I usually say to myself “I am capable of this day!” If anyone saw… I’d die of embarrassment, I am sure. But? It. Feels. Good! And? I believe in it. And that’s about all it takes for something to work.
- I video my workouts. Having no trainer, or gym partner, no yoga teacher in my practice, and weirdly placed mirrors in my movement space means that I really have no clue how deep in my squat I am, or if my hips are even close to over my head when I am practicing hand-stand (spoiler! They’re not). So? I video. It may, on the surface, seem vain and ridiculous. And, it is in some ways, for sure. But it is also helping me perfect my form, grow my practice, and keeps me working hard on my form for the entirety of a move. It’s weird. And again, it works.
- Strange mental games. Like? I cannot watch another episode of Gilmore Girls till I write for 10 minutes. Or, I make stretching for 10 minutes paramount to my night routine, and it’s a necessity as deep as tooth brushing. There are a few things that others may see as optional, but I know that for my heart and life goals, they have to be fit into my day. For me, those two things are stretching/yoga and writing. If I want to be a writer, I need to be writing. This can be scrawling in my journal, typing up a draft in my blog, or writing my heart out in apiece that is so hard and important that I cannot keep it in. No matter how it happens, I am working to make it happen in some capacity daily. It’s a more neurotic form of the 20-Minuute Solution that saves me daily.
Do you have any weird quirks that keep you going? Today’s will likely be “must respond to two emails before I mindlessly scroll FB and IG for an hour”. Or something equally as uncool. But? It’s working for me. So I’m going to keep playing my quirky mind games till they play out and I need to reinvent my wheel again. I do it all with lightness, grace, and no judgement when I fail my own rules. But having this idea that “ok, it’s bed time. Spend a few minutes remembering you have a body. Speak some good to it. Then? Netflix.” gets me in tune in a way I need.