All the “Shoulds”

Daily Movement Prompts, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 edition: All the “Shoulds”

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I *should* be doing XYZ…” about some type of exercise? Who says? What “should” phrases have you been carrying around?

As I see it, you are the one who gets to decide what to do with your body. Now if you *want* to gain a skill or recover from an injury, it is likely that an instructor, coach, doctor, or therapist will tell you what you should do for that goal. Then it is up to you to find the follow through.

How many “Shoulds” are in your life that you actually want to pursue? How are you encouraging yourself? How are you giving yourself the elements you need for success? Are you scheduling time for the things you want to do? Have you found supportive teammates?

And have you started to drop the “shoulds” that are heavy pressure you don’t want to be part of? Are any of the “shoulds” part of old patterns, shame, or society pressure?

May I suggest you pick an activity that you believe in, that you WANT to do, and schedule time to do it soon? Tomorrow, this week, whatever fits best. I would love to cheer you for your success.

How did you move today? How will you move tomorrow?