Friday, June 14, 2013


On the topic of productivity, I've come to the conclusion that when I exercise regularly, I become more productive in other areas as well, such as studying/writing and such. This isn't exactly groundbreaking, but still kind of neat. I've always been the type of person who either goes for the extreme (ex. must eat ALL the chocolate!) or nothing at all (ex. like zero exercise, eek!), so finding balance can be tricky sometimes. I like having momentum and feeling that life is dynamic, always moving, not just stagnant and dull. Movement and creative expression really help to produce that feeling and make me feel inspired and energetic, as well as balanced.

So, lately I've been on a roll and I hope to keep that energy flowing. It's so easy to get bogged down by internal self-created stress and stop doing the very things that make us feel centered, happy, and strong. It requires much more effort to get up and take action, to create something, to push yourself than it does to lie on the couch with a box of cookies and a season of Castle. Dynamism is probably the better way to go (most of the time).

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Lucy! This is such an important reflection - the idea of finding balance is essential to living happy. I completely understand the tendency toward extremes (plenty of experience here ;) ), and I'm so glad you've been on a roll lately. It seems to be much easier to keep that momentum up once you've achieved it. Once we know what works for us, we can bring ourselves to balance more easily next time :)

    I hope you had a great weekend, Lucy!