Sunday Spotlights 5:
Spring has sprung and with that I find inspiration budding. I started a new series on my Instagram called “Weekly Fitness Recap”, where I do just that––recap my week of fitness activities. I was inspired by another blogger and found that this was not only fun to watch, but it spoke to how I learn best: through self-accountability and motivation by having a job or task. Throughout March I had been struggling to stick with my fitness schedule which is odd for me. But, I’m trying to listen to my mind and body and honor what isn’t working instead of beating myself up emotionally about it. I’m leaning heavily into pivoting this season and accepting that change is okay. It doesn’t mean I’m weak, not good enough, or lazy. Instead, it means that I’m growing. As part of my growth I’m examining the multiple aspects of life and digging up the weeds.
I shared in this post on Tuesday how I’ve been seeking inspiration in work and how I’m sustaining that instead of riding the drastic waves as they come and eventually go. I’ve taken the 5 senes anxiety coping skill and molded it into a method that works for me to remember and implement the activities that bring me joy. Click here to read that post and how you can pull yourself out of a funk and challenge yourself to wholeheartedly show up in your own life.
This Week’s Favorites:
WHAT I’M WATCHING:
Last week I started watching Sen Cal Kapimi, a Turkish drama (read last week’s Sunday Spotlights for more info on this show) and I’m still catching up. There are a about 40 episodes and I’m half way though the season.
WHat I’m Reading:
I’m reading a Christmas novel (yes, really), called Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne.
I’ve been lighting these beeswax candles I bought off Amazon and reading at night. I feel so peaceful and also like I’m in the pre-electricity era.
Movement Is Medicine:
I am a firm believer that moving your body provides a certain amount of healing. While of course I still believe in science and doctors, I have seen and felt first hand the difference in myself when I am active. The benefits mentally, emotionally, and physical provide strength and healing and are incredibly important in our overall wellness plans. I think a lot of the time people associate fitness/exercising with losing weight or trying to look like the models on the cover of magazines, but for me fitness and working out is synonymous with strength, discipline, and curiosity. I work out to feel my best and to keep my body health. I want to be able to move without support when I’m older. I want to be able to walk, stand, and be with less pain and a big way of achieving this is keeping active.
To keep up with my fitness specific content, click here. I have created a section of my website where you can filter fitness specific articles to read and learn about the equipment and clothing I prefer. You can also enter, MacailaBritton.com/fitness into your preferred browser to access this page.
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LOOKING TO THE WEEK AHEAD:
As we enter a new week AND a new month, I encourage you to stop and reflect. You can write this down on a piece of paper, use these as discussion points with friends/family/loved ones or think on these independently or with your therapist. I’m trying to get better at carving out intentional space each week and month to pause and think on what worked, what didn’t, and set intentions for the days ahead.
What characteristics of myself do I admire?
What (non-work related) accomplishments am I proud of?
How have I grown this month?
THIS WEEK’S INTENTION/MANTRA/ENCOURAGEMENT:
“I will sow good seeds even in uncertainty.”––Morgan Harper Nichols