Movement – what feelings, images and thoughts does word movement evoke for you?
I’m not good at sitting still. I usually love movement – my own or watching the sublime movement of a lithe dancer, a skilled gymnast, a smooth runner or perfect skater. I’m none of these creatures. Seeing movement in a gorgeous ballet, a bird swooping deep in the sky, or a little toddler wobbling brings me joy.
Somehow, my own movement has slowed over the past year. Perhaps it’s due to the pandemic, my fear of indoor gyms, relocation to a new side of town and the need to build new habits and routines. I would rarely describe myself as sedentary; however, that became an apt description. I needed to move more and with greater frequency. I started scheduling my workouts and mixing them up so I wouldn’t get bored. I put them on my calendar at the beginning of my day and laid out my exercise clothes the night before. I checked the forecast to see how the weather would cooperate.
Besides physical movement, what about our mental movement? What do you want to learn and become more competent in this year? How can you stay fresh mentally and move in community with others? What opportunities are in front of us and what are those that we may need to seek out? What movement can we evoke in our clients and in our communities to improve the physical and mental well-being of others?
Please see what moves you in our 2022 programming. Click here for the events page.
We look forward to seeing you in action at our speaker events, Coaching Connection gatherings and webinars! Let us know if you’re moved to volunteer for one of our teams led by our board co-chairs. Let’s move it!
President ICF Minnesota Chapter