Meditation and Exercise: Which One Comes First?

By now you likely know you should be meditating. And of course we all want to exercise more.

But how in the Sam Hill are you supposed to fit both meditation and exercise into your schedule? (especially if you have kids, a crazy job or travel?)

Isn’t it a little selfish to be doing both every day?

Well, no. It’s not selfish. In fact, we think it’s the least selfish thing you can do.

The people around you don’t want you weak, stressed and tired. They want you happy, healthy and strong. Really.

Here’s the thing: if you’re practicing Ziva and exercising, your life is going to be amazing. Because when you start to take care of your physical and mental well-being, everything else just seems to fall into place. You are going to have more to give and you will feel like you have more time in your day.

You’re going to be burning off new stresses with exercise AND giving your body deep rest to work through the backlog of old stress with meditation.

How to schedule meditation and exercise in your day

We made this video to share the nitty-gritty on how to best schedule exercise and meditation into your day in a way that doesn’t make it feel like wellness is your full time job.

If you’ve ever asked the question, “what comes first: meditation or exercise?” You are about to find out.

Plus, Emily shares her best time saving tips to make it work even with a one year old who’s becoming increasingly more and more mobile (7 minute workouts are her current jam).

The big takeaway? It’s not selfish for you to make time for yourself. In fact, we’d argue it’s the opposite. You cannot pour from an empty cup.

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