Loads of work can sometimes downplay on your healthcare routines. Though I don’t really have a hardcore routine but I like giving my body good 45 minutes to 1 hour of a tough time followed with some breathing or meditation for at least 3-4 times a week. But lately everything has been hanging loose. Straight two months of almost not much to no physical activity and not taking conscious decisions with my snacks and not regulating my meal times.
Why do we do a job/ business? The ultimate goal is to have a better life and not feel like shit all the time cause you were up all night with a meeting, or binge watching. Get your priorities right! For me I need to feel good to function good. Maybe some people can pull it off either ways but I need to innately be happy and that comes with a healthy body , peace of mind and a good 7-8 hours of sleep for me. Most which has gone for a toss cause of work, studies, freelance.
But here is the joke I’m not even doing that a 100%. Something or the other is always pending, not satisfactory or procrastinated. So guess it’s not about how much work you have on your plate. Like for example this Ganesh Chaturti, which is a big festival for us Hindus in the coastal regions especially Goa and Maharashtra I actually has 2nd thoughts whether to attend or not as I had to finish a product catalogue for a client. My family left two days prior and I was all by myself getting my lunch ready, going to the work station coming back home all to myself.
Oh wait don’t get me wrong I love being by myself, chilling, watching movies, cooking a bit, ordering. I love this whole idea of being alone. But a festival like Ganesh means your whole family coming together, celebrating and welcoming the Elephant head deity, good food all day, playing cards, poker and chilling in every corner of the house. So as I set there working, I just decided against it and left early morning on the very Ganesh day. This was not just cause I wanted a break but moreover did not want to miss out the time with my cousins and family. The pandemic anyways had dampened the previous year’s celebration and you I’m not too sure about being home next year so there’s that.
Living in the moment becomes really important even when it comes to mental and physical health. For example you might have had a really long week, late-night meetings but you wake up maybe at 7-8 am not too early but with complete sleep then there’s no need to think about how late it is or how tired you are you got to pick yourself up for your own sake and take care of you. It’s so easy to do something for someone else but not ourselves and this is where we need to push a bit extra.
I’m getting back but this time around not just for the sake of being fit but to working on strength and stamina. I also wish to work on my breathing and running techniques and regulate my meal timings better. Let’s see how it goes, y’all can follow me on Strava if you guys like what I’m following, and don’t forget to give me a shoutout for a challenge or two. Let’s go!!!