Do you enjoy making your life sweeter? Me too. Do you enjoy Pilates? Me too. Here I share having that well designed life. 

Finding your Outlet…Maybe Pilates?

Do you have an outlet that recharges you each day? The best outlets are calming and a reflection of yourself. I believe that part of what makes an outlet able to be truly refreshing is that they leave us feeling more like ourselves. An outlet is grounding and allows for more focus on what is important to you. Pilates is one of my outlets, among others like baking and writing, that I use to truly recharge. Usually, at the end of the day we are looking for respite, but often times we turn to less fulfilling things like TV or the Internet because it is easy and has become a habit. By the day's end we've used up our planning energy and motivations to start something new. Leaving behind mindless outlets though will give you the perception of having so much more time in your week.

If you're unsure of what your outlets are, then consider what activities you loved as a child. Maybe painting or building models? Experiment with those activities and see what leaves you feeling refreshed. Once you've landed on a few that you'd like to stick with each week, you'll likely just need to set-up new cues for yourself to encourage your outlets. I like to leave my Pilates mat unrolled all the time, so I have to walk by it multiple times a day.  I also discourage other less fulfilling outlets like TV by leaving the power switched off at the outlet. Just the extra step of having to walk over and flip the switch helps me stay more mindful--do I really want to start watching?

Don't be afraid to start small--maybe just one day a week or 10 or 15 minutes a day. All in all though, you'll be trying something new for yourself, which is a wonderful way to stay positive and able to make healthy choices in your life.

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