Laziness begets laziness…… breaking the cycle. Is it really just being lazy? Or could it be a combination of things.
Posted by Mrs. Cheryl Sayers, Director of Training Remote Transaction Resources, Credit Union Resources, Inc on 5/22/2017

Looking from the outside in this may be confusing or seem fake.  But, for the person that is experiencing these challenges and or issues it is very real.  These issues affect a person’s life, work, and overall being. Over my next few blogs I will review this topic broken into 3 or maybe 4 segments.  Each segment will discuss ways to help to break up the “Cycle of Laziness”.

Exercise
I don’t know about everyone else but, I find that once I have had a chance to exercise my mind is more positive and ready to face the challenges of the day.  Yes, we all battle with ourselves as to when to get up/out to exercise.  This morning the issue was pouring down rain.  I woke at 5:15 and was immediately aware I would not be going for my morning 3 – 4 mile walk/jog.  The rain on the roof made this very evident.  I do not have a gym membership as with my job I travel.  A gym membership would only be a waste of money.  Instead, I have a route in the neighborhood I walk/jog when I am home.  When away I utilize the facilities at my hotel.  This too can be difficult as once at the hotel I need to follow up on work emails etc. that were happening during the day. 

The Cornerstone Credit Union League has supported the staff for the last 4 years participating in a “Step Challenge”.  Those participating are divided into teams of generally 4 or 5.  We report back to our team captains over a 6 to 8 week time our total steps for each day of the week.  My results this year were not as good as they have been in the past.  However, I did find when getting in any of my steps each day I did feel so much better and my mind clearer! 

Here is some helpful information that we were given this year to help spur us on!  Did you know?  Only 30 minutes of walking a day……

  • Alleviates depression and fatigue
  • Increases attention and decision making
  • Improves your overall fitness
  • Helps to keep your weight in check
  • Reduces lower back pain
  • Limits chronic disease
  • Actually works arm and shoulder muscles
  • Strengthens legs, quads, hips, and hamstrings

Once you get your blood pumping, you realize that you feel awake and not so lethargic.  This is particularly true when you exercise first thing in the morning.  So BREAK the cycle of laziness and feel so much better.  Get outside and walk or go to the gym.  I use to hate jogging or even attempting to run.  Now I actually look forward to getting my pace up and feel so good by doing so.  Again, my mindset is so much more positive after exercising!  

Be sure to get up during the day and move!  Set a timer for every so many minutes.  Just get up and walk around the office for a moment.  Break the cycle of laziness, procrastination, and depression by being more active.  Keep the challenge going with others in your neighborhood and/or workplace!  

   

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