Hi there! Welcome back thanks for joining me again. Today I’ll like to take some time to talk about how I feel while being out of my usual routine. I think some of us alike myself feel very overwhelmed when certain “routinely” habits get modified due to our traveling. Everything changes from weather, food, sleep, exercise, and even your mood! Of course, changes are expected when traveling but when you plan ahead of time and still don’t get the same results you want …chances are you can feel down. I am one of those who have experienced this, I don’t know what’s happening but maybe I am getting closer to my 30’s. So I now tend to place more emphasis on what I do throughout my day. I like to feel productive and if things don’t go as I plan … I lose my mind! I personally do not like to feel frustrated, so this is something I am learning to let go of. I am constantly battling myself because I am not a perfectionist, however, I do enjoy little habits which I like to call my rituals to get me going throughout my day. For example, I definitely like working out because it sets my energy in the right direction. However, when I don’t get it done, I suddenly start feeling anxious and I won’t lie …(a little moody as well.) So, while I was traveling to Florida, I experienced this. I had to stop and ask myself, “why am I feeling like I have no control?” And so this brought me to analyze the situation I was in. I really wanted to work out but this whole time I was blaming other circumstances in my mind. For example, not having the correct gym equipment or the right weather, etc. I realized it was all in my mind. I was playing dumb excuses in my head. Yes, I did not have access to the nicest gym and yes the weather was wayyy to hot to perform any circuit exercise. Also, I hadn’t had a good healthy meal because I was eating out to socialize a little with family and friends. Although my meal selections weren’t too unhealthy I felt very sensitive to the outdoor environment making my stomach upset. So, in other words, I wasn’t digesting well. At night while reflecting on this, I told myself …that no matter the environment your in, you must have in mind that a lifestyle can still work even when your traveling. So I set up my alarm at 6:45 A.M (mind you I wasn’t traveling for pleasure, there were other reasons why we were in Florida). Anyway, the next day I woke up to my alarm. Then I got myself together to head to the gym. I did workout maybe not as much as I would have liked but suddenly I felt much better. Since I was up before everyone else I made myself a healthy breakfast and ate at peace. I guess you can say that my lesson learned here was to give body and mind a chance to break away from control. We don’t always have to have complete control but if we try to the best of our ability than this should be enough because sometimes we are only harming ourselves by becoming too obsessed with our lifestyle themes. Until next time. Thanks for reading. Love Melo!♡
Hi, my name is Melody and I am the face behind the visual muse! I am a health and wellness writer currently based out of Miami Fl. When I am not writing or exercising. I am either collaborating on voice overs projects and love spending time learning different ways to manifest self-improvement.