Wednesday Wisdom: It’s Ok To Be In The Being

Lately, I have found myself feeling stressed or annoyed if I miss my hourly “step count” from my FitBit. It buzzes at 10 minutes before the top of the hour and lets me know how many steps I have to go to 250 for that hour.

And then I realized that was tied into my “need” to get at least 10,000 steps in a day.

I took a moment over this past weekend to contemplate where this was coming from and why I felt such a compelling “need” to meet those parameters. There was no actual reason. Just me being competitive with myself and pushing myself. *shrug*

Ok, so what if I don’t get 250 steps in all the hours I have the reminders set for? So what if I don’t get 10,000 steps in a day? Did it matter? No, and actually, it was tying me to something that wasn’t a metric of what I actually DO want to improve – health and fitness, endurance, better health, etc.

Sure, getting in the steps is great… some movement is better than no movement and that doesn’t necessarily have to be quantified.

So, I’ve decided, I’ll aim to get the hourly steps in M-F… I’m releasing myself from those goals on the weekend (and since we hike or snowshoe on the weekends a lot of times, I don’t worry about that step reminder on the weekends either). I decided that I’m ok being in the being.

And guess what? I feel lighter, freer, and happier in that choice!

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