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8/17/20 8:45 P

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I work from home to, I have been since November prior to covid19, i just started working out at the gym, so that has become my motivation. I'm starting my journey completely over so I look forward to the gym because it gives me a chance every single day to get out of this house. I'm not a home body I don't like staying home, but I love to sit down and that's what my problem is. Find something outside the home that interest and motivates you to get out and get moving, don't forget your music and a smile!! Working from home is depressing and after a while that one room that you do your job in becomes the one room in your house you can't stand to be in after you clock out!! I now look forward to getting out of my office its the one part of my house that just doesn't feel like a home anymore!!



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8/15/20 6:03 P

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Good point. Thanks.

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8/15/20 1:14 P

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You decide what things are priorities in your life and you do them. If you no longer have a commute you just got that much time back in your day. So if your commute was 20 minutes each day you have almost an hour of time to devote to something that is important to you. And if you stopped exercising as well, well, that's even more free time you have now. So track what you are actually doing with your newfound free time. Start saying that you are scrolling through facebook rather than exercising because it is more of a priority to you right now. Framing my thoughts in terms of priority made a huge difference for me. Because it's okay to have different priorities different days. I needed a stiff drink one day this week, and another I played Animal Crossing with my family while plopped on the couch for a few hours. That's okay to do. The other days my priorities included running (I am over 13 miles this week before my long run), errands and laundry.

At the end of the day we spend our time on what we value most, so ask yourself why you value whatever you are doing over what you think you should be doing. My health isn't as much of a priority as the latest show I am binge-watching on Netflix is a statement that you either agree with or you don't. And if you don't you get up and go for a walk, find an exercise video to work out with or even binge watch your show while walking in place. There are options if you think that something is worth it.

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8/15/20 10:20 A

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I do too believe the terms of essential vs nonessential are rude just not my point in writing the post.

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8/15/20 8:25 A

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I have been working from home since January 2018. My job is essential for me to sustain financial stability; I find the term "essential worker" rude, to be honest. It implies that those jobs are more important than mine or the two independent hair salon owners who are my neighbors. Or whomever. Our jobs are ALL essential to each person for food, housing, healthcare, etc.

I never have a problem hitting 10,000 steps or more and routinely hit 15,000. How? I maintain a regular fitness schedule that includes cardio and strength. I work in 45 minutes of walks during my work day on my scheduled and legally mandated breaks.

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8/15/20 4:12 A



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Get up from your work regularly and walk around the house. Just put a small amount of water into a glass so you need to refill more often. Walk to your mailbox a few times a day. That gets you in fresh air and exercises your legs, and probably gives your brain and eyes a break from straining. If you have stairs inside your house, just take a trip upstairs to your room and back down again.

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8/14/20 9:06 P

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My job falls under the category of Essential Worker. Since COVID I have continually been working and I'm thankful. At first, I was going into work as normal and meeting step goals and exercising was no problem. Since they forced us to work from home and my commute is 10 steps I've finding it hard to be motivated and there are some days if I break 1000 steps I'm doing really good. While I like not having to put gas in my car for more than a month now, I'm not liking my fall in motivation.

How do you stay motivated to keep moving when you never leave the house?

Carol
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