One of the greatest things about exercise is not having the time to do them. My wife has a quote in the bathroom “The Best time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” This goes with exercise as well.
I don’t get frustrated all that easily, but when I do I am pretty much useless. The hamster in my brain is over exerted and is dying for a break. This day I was asked to be part of a filming session for coolefitness.com with Cyrstal Fuller and it was AWESOME.
Not only did it help loosen me up, but it was exactly what I needed to let go of the mental issues I was dealing with.
I am not sure if it was the breathing, or the pure difficulty of the exercises, but when you have to focus that hard on just keeping your toes spread or pulling apart your thighs there is no room to think about anything else.
I feel like this in ability to cope with frustration or anger or any other mental issue can be decreased through different focusing activities.
Unfortunately, many of the focusing activities we do are focused around drinking, binge eating or other not so healthy activities. In all of these cases, including exercise it will never “fix” the problem. In some of the more harmful acts it usually makes the problem worse or adds on other problems that we don’t really need to be dealing with as well.
With exercise, at least for me, I find it to be soothing and a way for my brain to relax and to start actually processing the situation and then moving forward or on many occasions finding a solution to the problem I was facing.
If you are struggling with some type of mental struggle I really do suggest you exercise through it. Allow your brain to refocus on a posture versus whatever else it might be stuck on. I feel like if you give this a try not only will you like it, but the issue will go away even if it is just for a moment!