This is dedicated to the why behind the what.
I exercise because it makes me feel good, not because I need/want to lose weight or tone up.
I trail-run because there is no better feeling than being away from the city and in nature, the great outdoors.
I box because it makes me feel confident and strong.
I set goals and work hard because I love a challenge, not because I feel like I don’t have enough in my life already. The process of striving to better myself, not the product, gives me thrills.
I cook everyday because it keeps me connected to my food sources. I cook because it is my time to zone out and at the same time hone in on one action. I cook from scratch because the food is better for me that way. I cook because I love the feeling of providing nourishing food for people I love.
I garden because it keeps me aware of where my food comes from. I garden because when I do I feel relaxed, content and at the same time productive. I garden because it gives me thrills to grow food from seed to then harvest it for a home-cooked meal. I garden because I love the world we live in, even with its many, many flaws. I garden because I like to be outside.
I eat mostly nutritious food because I feel my best when I do, not because I’m watching my figure.
I love my body in any condition, because it is loving my body that drives me to take care of it, not hating it.
I socialise with great people because great-ness is contagious.
I smile because it makes myself and others feel good.
I cry because it makes me feel better.
I accept people because I don’t know their background-stories. I don’t know their perspective and therefore don’t understand why they do the things they do.
At the same time I do judge people, because it is really a reflection tool for my own values.
I speak my mind because it builds deeper trust in my relationships.
I write because it fuels my creativity, and for me creativity is the essence of a fulfilling life. I write because it helps me to reflect and improve on my thoughts, actions and values.
I study because I know I’m never right, but I can become more right if I keep learning. This is the same reason I listen.
I teach because I thoroughly enjoy it. When I stop enjoying it, I’ll find/create another way to make money in an enjoyable way.
What are your whys?
By Jasmine at Franklee Healthy