Puzzles reflect our fascination with the mysteries of life. Every morning over breakfast, I sit down with my Mensa puzzle book that’s designed to give my brain ‘the ultimate workout’ and, attempt to train my brain.
Today I also received an email from one of my posture coaching clients and she said (and I don’t think she would mind me sharing):
“My posturecise this last week has been fairly lax if I’m honest I have just been doing the hip stretch and hamstrings … My neck is still chronically tight and I was wondering if you may have any last tips for my neck and shoulders to work on please?”
This was my response – and then I’ll get back to Mensa:
“Unless you really commit to your neck exercises, you can’t expect your symptoms to improve.” I love this quote on commitment:
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Art Turock
So what does Mensa have to do with improving your posture? It’s not really such a big stretch. Doing Mensa puzzles daily is simply a commitment I’ve made to training my brain. It’s just one more way that I can practice the art of making commitments. If I’m successful creating a lifetime habit of solving puzzles over breakfast, it’s just another win for me. When I win, I reinforce a positive behaviour; in this case creating another healthy habit for life.
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World Spine Day
Today is World Spine Day. “Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.” This year’s theme is “Straighten Up and Move” and focuses on the importance of good posture in maintaining our spinal health.
So this year in celebration of World Spine Day, why not take on creating a healthy posturecise habit for life, or at the very least, join me for a little Mensa workout!