When I slow down.

When I slow down. Drawing Luke Hockley.

When I slow down. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

When I slow down and start listening to myself it can be surprising how tired I actually am.

I’m worried if I do too much of this deep listening that all I will want to do is curl up in a ball and rest.

My Alexander teacher Chris calls it ‘finding your tired’. The tiredness is there all along you just aren’t listening to it. My experience is that on the other side of finding and listening to this tired is much more energy, focus and creativity.

I just have to accept the tired bit first.

But, what about ‘exercise’?

I feel like consistency is really important with keeping myself at a base level of fitness. And I often, in the first few weeks of getting back to exercising, don’t feel like doing it – but afterwards feel great.

How does all that work?

I think it’s important to keep moving, but not so important how far I run or how much weight I lift or how many repetitions I do of something…just keep moving.

Does that all make sense?




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