Today, I went to the gym.
Now that may not seem like something to post a blog about, but that’s exactly why I’m doing it.
I haven’t exercised in about 2.5 months. Before that, I was always at the gym or going for a run. I lived for that rush of endorphins after a solid workout.
Lately though, I’ve been exhausted and my drive to do anything has been at an all-time low. If I didn’t have to be at work, I would have accomplished nothing.
I dragged myself to the gym after work today and put in a good 45 minutes of sweat-inducing cardio.
I congratulated myself after. I internally gave myself 2 thumbs up. Instead of punishing myself for being so lazy, I’m being kind to my mind and body.
This is what we need more of: cheering ourselves on even when we just get out of bed.
Because sometimes even getting out of bed is a huge accomplishment for those with mental health issues.
Let’s make a commitment to go easy, be more kind and compliment ourselves on those tiny steps we take.
They make all the difference.