Stretching, It’s Not Just For Your Body
Stretching is a natural happening to our physical being. Upon waking we yawn, move about make sure everything is still working. To stretch means to lengthen, widen, or expand. This got me pondering about more than just the physical act. And when I think, I write. Stretching my mind, I suppose.
Just how am I stretching my physical, spiritual, emotional and mental “muscles”?
-Obviously I stretch (whether I want to or not, sometimes I feel my age, and it’s not so “29 forever” these days)
-Exercise, do Pilates, Sissy walks me, resistance training, treadmill
-Eat healthy, or healthier than I used to.
-Dance like nobody is watching
-Walk away from unhealthy people, places and things MUCH faster than I used to (this covers all four “muscles”)
-Listen to LOTS of music
-Hang out with people MUCH smarter than me
-Attend conferences, seminars, webinars
-Read books, white papers, blogs, industry community posts, Facebook and Twitter status updates
-Download podcasts, watch online informational Vidcasts
-Apparently now days, I clean to clear my brain (so this could be physical too-it happens, sometimes I make big messes.)
-I meditate, pray and listen for small voices and instincts inside my heart/head (a little freaky when they talk back.)
-Read books on this topic, the Bible, even Twitter and Facebook updates .
-I write, blog, tweet, post, send up smoke signals
-Read some more anything I can these days
-Listen to you, to my heart and my soul
-Sing at the top of my lungs
-Cry whenever I want
-Take time to realize that a thought, followed by feeling, followed by an action can bring instant relief
-Tell others where my head is (I even have a therapist *transparency* right, don’t judge, you have no idea how great it is to pay someone to shut up and listen to you, not judge, and then tell you, “how does that make you feel”, and then you realize, YOU ARE FEELING…it’s a beautiful thing!)
-Take action and responsibility for what I do that hurts others (and I am an other), and when wrong, I promptly admit it (this is spiritual too)
I am not perfect, but I am STRETCHING; and learning to strengthen these “muscles”!
What are you doing to stretch yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually?
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