The last few months have been very interesting and insightful. I have figured out that I am a person who will absorb the energy around me. When I am surrounded by those who are motivated and driven, I take on those same characteristics. When I am with others who see the positives in situations, I also tend to see the good in the world. And, when I spend time with people who focus on the cracks that exist, I also fall into that space.
Being this kind of person – the one who absorbs the energy around her – can often be my downfall. I have learnt that I always need to be aware of who I am surrounding myself with. I have to consciously seek positive vibes, and when I find them, I am on top of the world. And, I’ve learnt that no matter how much attachment there is, if the energy is on a different spectrum, I need to commit to distance.
In the last few months, there have been numerous occasions where I have voiced reasons to not be at the gym.
“I have a lot to do today and I am busy.”
“I didn’t sleep well and I am tired.”
“I slept in and will have to rush to make it to class.”
“I feel (insert negative adjective) , and I’m not at my 100%.”
Similar reasons were also showing up in other areas of my life. It was at this point that things had to change. There were deliberate decisions to clear the space. Knowing how I operate, I now try to choose uplifting environments to be a part of. I try not to dwell and instead opt to find solutions. I try to keep my frame of mind as positive as I can. I try to be present to now, and not be overly attached to future unknown scenarios.
And, a side effect of this mental shift has been that I am at the gym more!
The truth is, I am now busier than ever. My sleep patterns are still not great. I have quite a few mornings that are rushed. And, I still don’t always feel 100%. But I get up and do what I need to do for the day.
Maybe, the next time the words, “I’m busy to workout,” pops out of my mouth, I need to remember that it’s not time that’s the hurdle. It’s my mindset, that is.