Today is Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Walking early in the morning, it is easier to hear the various bird songs.
Inspiration: A Quote from Henry Ford
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
Optional 31 Days of Experiencing the Joy of Movement. Day #21.
Goal: Walking for a minimum of 15 minutes daily which may extend life expectancy by 3 years. If you have achieved this goal already, you may choose to increase duration or intensity.
The objective is not to do the most difficult activity, it is to move consistently. Modify these activities as needed for your safety and your abilities*.
Week 3: Achieving Progress. Continue energizing with water throughout the day. You know when and where you will walk. Review your commitment to yourself and check in with yourself.
Day 7. This is the end of 3 weeks since establishing a routine of consistent daily movement. Congratulations. Look back over the 3 weeks and reflect. How’s it going? How are you feeling?
Use your walking journal to record your progress. What’s changing? Submit a picture from your walk to the Daily Gift of Vitality blog and/or connect with your walking partner.
The last 10 days of July Countdown begins tomorrow.
Recharge yourself when you repeat:
“I am [*Name*]. I am resilient and growing every day during new challenges. I believe in the strength in me and the global community. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”
The Mindfulness Activity to practice this week to create Calm Moments:
- Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
- Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
- Now, Listen…
- Sit quietly with your hands closed in your lap
- Close your eyes briefly
- See if you can distinguish different sounds. Open one finger for each unique sound you can hear.
With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,
Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP
*Please confirm with your doctor which activities are appropriate for you.