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Let's Get Better Together

I'm not gonna lie to y'all, I am nothing close to being able to talk about fitness. I barely do much of anything aside from dancing to keep my stamina up, but due to places being closed thanks to Covid I lost my dance floor. What I have been doing is using workouts by @justinagustin on Instagram to get myself back in the mentality of doing something, anything throughout the day just to keep myself active. Also he is just a really good motivator and compassionate about your workouts, and keeping you from beating yourself up for not getting fit faster. There is also a website called Darebee.com that also gives you an exercise of the day, but then also a workout of the day. So it's baby steps until I feel my stamina and consistency back where it should be. Although, for the moment, I'd like to talk about mental fitness though if you'll indulge me.

A lot of us throughout the past year and a half have been mentally fatigued, whether it's because you were considered an essential worker or if you became jobless, I could go on and on; to be honest we're still living in a moment of being consistently exhausted more than usual. It could be because everything has begun to rear its political head (rightfully so because what isn't political), but it can be too much. I'm here to tell you it's totally fine. It's okay to rest and do nothing because you feel like doing nothing, and don't feel guilty about it because we have been grown (or growing) into adults that society tells us must keep doing something. That does not mean you have to do something strictly for monetary gain. It's okay to not move. You're exhausted either from work, mentally, or both and try not to show it... creating more fatigue for yourself. Be honest with yourself about how you feel and work your way from there. I know there's a lot of people who are pressuring themselves because of cosplay or creating content where you are being viewed and receiving unsolicited, immature comments about your appearance and it's okay to step back. What you are wanting to share and willing to share with others is special, but it shouldn't come at the expense of losing who you are and why you started.

So take a deep breath, log off if you have to and come back with renewed vigor. The world is ready for you when you are there for yourself.

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