How I Stayed Out of Jail Today
Dated: March 14 2023
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In today's day and age, stress has become an inevitable part of life. With the fast-paced lifestyle, it's easy to get stressed and feel overwhelmed. And it is no secret that one of the best ways to combat stress is by working out.
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Working out is a great way to de-stress since working out releases endorphins. Ever heard of the "runners high?" I've heard of it, but honestly I have never experienced it because I LOATHE running. I feel like the Pillsbury Doughboy plodding down a city street. I prefer to get my cardio through 10k steps a day and some quality time on my Peloton-and that "Peloton Power" high is legit. I may not feel like getting on the bike. I may clip in, sit and seriously contemplate clipping out and walking away-but I know that even a 20 minute ride makes me feel like a better human.
Exercise isn't just for our physical health but our mental well being too. I find that when I take time for myself to walk, cycle, take a Pilates class or strength train-I feel more centered. I am more focused on tasks I need to accomplish. Taking that essential time for me allows me to be more present when others need me the most-whether that is as a Realtor or an ER Nurse.
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I heard once that people who live a healthy lifestyle are less likely to end up in jail. Well, today's workout (thank you @PelotonJenn on IG) kept me out of a velcro orange jumpsuit. What a day! (stay tuned for future blog post on today's adventure in real estate). Exercise is a fantastic way to burn off that negative energy-it is my favorite way to "simmer down" when dealing with a difficult transaction. Somedays that means that I walk, Peloton, take a pilates class AND an evening meditation. Hey-I don't look good in bright orange :)
Be present. Take care of you. Life is short. Incorporate daily "me time"-even if it is 10 minutes locked in the bathroom while kids are screaming. When you put yourself first you are better prepared for this roller coaster called life.
Meet Carolyn Book: Realtor, ER Nurse, proud dog mom, daughter of a master builder, and lover of the Shenandoah Valley. Carolyn lives In Staunton, Virginia, and is proud to call the Shenandoah Valley h....
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