#2. PHYSICAL ESCAPES
Sports, Fitness, Dancing, Movement

“I seriously doubt that I would have been as successful in my career (and happy in my personal life) if I hadn’t always placed importance on my health and fitness”

– Sir Richard Branson

Do you have a gym membership you never use? A yoga mat that is still in the box? A treadmill that now serves as a coat rack? Our bodies were designed to move; but despite knowing this, we spend most of our lives sitting down.

On the other side of the coin, some people take exercise to the extreme and destroy their bodies through overtraining, extreme endurance races, and compulsive gym workout. While less common, physical escapes can become negatives too.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Make note of your positive physical escapes. If you use movement in a negative, self-destructive or compulsive way, make note of that too. Lastly, how do you want to show up in the world?

TIP: be honest and realistic with your life your body. You might not be built for Ironman races, but maybe you’d feel amazing if you go hiking 1x per week.


IN YOUR JOURNAL

#1. Positive escapes (past year).

#2. Negative escapes (if any).

#3. How do you want to show up in the world? (next year)


TIME KEEPER
5-Minutes to write
3-Min/person to share
Optional questions after each share
Everyone shares one takeaways after everyone has shared
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
GESTALT |
Speak from experience only, use “I” statements instead of “you.” Speak in past tense. Avoid the “should, would, or could.” Avoid generalities, be specific.

CONFIDENTIALITY |
What happens and what is shared in EO Forum stays in EO Forum.

PHONES OFF |
Turn off your phone during sessions.

NO SPECTATORS |
Participation is mandatory, no “flies on the wall.”

OPEN UP |
For best results, embrace honestly and vulnerability.