I am a person who is constantly thinking about so many things. Sometimes it can drive me a little crazy and just really stress me out. Cause when I start thinking about one thing a whole slew of other thoughts comes with it. Until my mind just won’t stop with every problem I can think about coming at me. It sometimes gets to the point to where I have no choice but to force myself to stop. I have a number of ways that I calm my mind down. Sometimes journaling helps, playing games, and talking to someone helps. But I have found the one thing that is most affective for me is exercise.
I never thought that I would say that I love exercise. But I really do. When I exercise I have to admit I feel really good about myself. I find that when I do some type of exercise my mind is much clearer and I feel much better about myself knowing that I am doing something that makes me happy. When I workout it gives me something else to think about instead of stressing out and worrying. I also get to focus on getting my body into the best shape that I can. At first when I was feeling unhappy I would turn to food and basically just eat my way through how I was feeling. Then I would wind up feeling guilty about the food I ate the night before. Now that I have switched to exercising instead I feel better. So whenever I really need to work some things out I exercise. Sometimes I even do it when I get bored.
I realized an outlet. I tend to sometimes just hold things in until I can’t hold it anymore. Which of course isn’t good for anyone. Journaling doesn’t always help. So working out is a really good release for me. My favorite style of exercising is dance. But I also like to do taebo or anything where I get to kick and punch. I need a way to deal with my feelings because I’m not always ready to share my feelings right away and need to work through them. Right now I’m trying to remain consistent with my workouts.
When I don’t exercise I’m not at my best. I am not me at all. I don’t have the same energy. I’m not as nice. My mind just goes absolutely crazy. My anxiety goes up because I’m worried about weight gain. I don’t like myself at all. My mood is horrible. When I am working out I’m a completely different person. So that’s why I am going to try to keep it going.