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Move Intentionally In June

One of the things I realized in May was that If I want to get creative, I need to step out of my comfort zone. In other words, I needed to move intentionally in June and thereafter.

Move Intentionally In June

The one thing I need to do is literally move. This for me means walking. Getting out of the house and going for a walk. A phone only to take a picture of two – no talking on the phone and keeping conversations with other walkers to a minimum.

In his book titled Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, Dr. John Ratey looks at the benefits of exercise far beyond physical performance. He discovered that working out boosts neuroplasticity, making you feel better and think sharper. Lots of studies show that just walking around can boost creativity and get ideas flowing.

Fun fact I gathered : Some of the biggest names in the world of leadership, art, and entrepreneurship would often rely on movement to get their creative juices flowing or make important business and political deals.

There is something about moving your body in ways that demand your full brain attention that helps you shift. It can give a grounding and calm. It’s a way to remind yourself that you are capable and strong and worthy of play and curiosity.

 – Bonnie Weeks

Move = Movement Over Everything

Some affirmations I wrote for this month’s theme:

By pushing myself beyond my usual boundaries, I open up to new experiences, perspectives, and ideas that can enhance my creativity.

Getting clear on my intentions: Starting every practice every day with a specific goal or focus.

Staying Consistent: Making every practice a regular part of my routine, even if it’s just for 15-30 minutes each day.

Being Present: Forgetting about the outcome, I will focus on being present and enjoying the experience.

Reflecting and Adapting : I will take time to think about how the practice is impacting me and make necessary tweaks.

Reminder to self : Just do whatever feels right, tune in or tune out. As long as you keep moving, your body and mind will thrive. Moving, playing, and creating is what we were born for.

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

4 Comments on “Move Intentionally In June

  1. This is encouraging to MOVE our bodies for all kinds of benefit. My book club is about to read a book called “Do Walk” about taking a morning walk. I’m looking forward to inspiration. 🙂

  2. Absolutely agree with you, Corinne. Movement is most essential for our physical and mental well being. Creativity thrives when we make movement as our go to energy drink.
    I loved this post, Corinne. Your intentions and reminders made sense to me.
    My kids are on their summer break now. That means I am busier than ever. Kanna doesn’t need me anymore, but Akku is after my life. Truth be told, I am enjoying every bit of his neediness. I know one day soon he will no longer need me like this. I am enjoying the bliss of this summer, this moment.

  3. Absolutely!
    Loved the way you made the segway from intention-setting around being creative to physical movement!
    Heck ya over here- can relate!

    “The one thing I need to do is literally move. This for me means walking. Getting out of the house and going for a walk. A phone only to take a picture of two – no talking on the phone and keeping conversations with other walkers to a minimum.”

    I decided to keep my phone in a zipped up pocket when I go for walks these days!
    Really appreciate you keeping things real.

    Tom

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