I woke up Tuesday morning feeling the pressure that the day before a final exam often brings, and though I’m prepared I knew I’d spend a big part of my day studying. And I did (with index cards and everything. ha)
If you know me, you may know that I often find clarity and peace when I’m sweating so before I hit the books, I hit the gym. I did a 5k before working my upper body with free weights. And I felt so much better when I left than I did when I arrived.
After my workout, I did a few other things that I had to do, then I entered study mode. And I feel like I’m (mostly) ready for the exam though I plan to get to school early today to review with my friend and classmate, Melissa.
The rest of the week will be just as busy because I have a paper to write and another exam next week. Those things matter, but my health matters too. And making time to exercise seems to help me focus so I’ll be sure to do that even on high-pressure days.
How do you react to life’s added pressures? Does exercise keep you centered?