When it's cold and grey out, it's hard to get motivated. But moving your body will make you feel better, I promise. That is, of course, unless you hurt yourself. Don't hurt yourself. Anyways, I'm not a runner, or really that into sports, or going to the gym. So I've always had a hard time finding some kind of exercise that could keep me motivated and that I actually enjoyed doing. When I was in school, I found this amazing yoga studio. It was so amazing, in fact, that when I left Vermont, I was completely ruined and could never find another yoga class that I enjoyed.
But I finally did find one here. And I've been pretty diligently going once a week, and sporadically practicing at home in between classes. And it feels so good. A friend of mine recently said to me that she was feeling so uncreative since she had stopped doing yoga. She felt that because she had no time that was specifically carved out to do something exclusively for herself, something that was meditative, she was lacking creative inspiration. I totally get that.
I know it sounds cheesy, but I feel recharged after yoga. And the weeks that I don't go to class, and don't have time to practice at home. Well, I can tell the difference. So do some yoga. Or go for a run, bike ride, trip to the gym, or just take a nice long walk. Move yourself.
*This came from a little girl I know who was having a lot of temper tantrums and whose mom was trying to help her calm down by doing yoga. When her doctor asked her what kinds of things she did to calm her body, this little two year old responded "I do oga." She then clasped her hands in prayer position and said "namaste."
Also- you have no idea how hard it is to capture yoga poses with a self-timer. Must figure out this remote thing!