Moving comes first.

Moving comes first. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Moving comes first. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

To be well I have to move.

I’ve known this for years.

But I’ve just learnt this lesson on a deeper level.

What I have learnt is that even though, if you asked me, I would have said that movement is critical to my wellbeing…deep down I still felt that it was a luxury, an extravagance an indulgence.

The amount of moving I have been doing on the last few weeks of holidays have been patchy.

And suddenly ‘out of nowhere’ sitting and writing at a computer is starting to be become unbearable. I’ve been feeling all out of sorts. Unable to focus properly, feeling irksome, unhappy for no reason (because I am very happy with my life).

Yesterday I returned to base camp.

I dedicated a chunk of time to movement. And listening to what my system needs. And yes, this worked.

And it taught me something very important.

Moving is not an optional thing I add on top of my busy life. It is a foundation that enables everything else.

Moving comes first. Then the other things can flourish.

This year I will be bold about that.

It feels a little scary.

But I’ll reap the rewards.



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