Last guest post! Show some love for my fellow runDisney runner who ran in Disneyland as well this past weekend!
Everyone’s life is different. That’s one thing that makes being alive so exciting. No two people are alike. We share similarities, heritages, and personality traits, but everyone is responsible for shaping the way their life turns out.
Well, of course we know there are external influences that can put a roadblock in our dreams, so of course it is silly to think that a Utopian life is just out there waiting to be discovered. I personally wouldn’t want that…I enjoy the excitement in my life.
Running wasn’t always a part of my life. Running is something that has embraced me over the past year and three months and truthfully it has given me more than I could ever repay. Running isn’t just a sport. Running is a lifestyle. Running is a community. Running is a living, breathing, energy that is able to transport your mind to planes of clear thought, clarity, and understanding. Running is a connection.
Whenever you feel stressed, anxious, or things aren’t going the way you would have liked…go for a run. Running has been proven to lower stress-levels. For me, I use this time to be alone. I tune out and focus on my stride, and my destination or goal. Usually what may happen is while you are out, you will encounter some new thoughts you may not have had before, that may lend some clarity or answers to your dilemma. Sometimes, all we need is just a good run to clear our heads and bring balance back to our spirits. If you don’t want to run, try yoga. Yoga stretches are specifically designed to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is a form of art, use the techniques to stretch and upon your exhale release all of that harmful energy back into the universe.
Stress is a killer. Don’t let it get the best of you. Run, stretch, relate, relax, and release. We all make choices about how we feel. If something doesn’t feel good, evaluate what the root-cause is and make a different choice. Your life can be amazing, but it is up to you to find and achieve that balance in your life. Running has done than for me. I hope it can do that for you as well.
By: ‘Captain’ Linz Starr
QOTD: How have you found balance lately?