All that stands between me and getting out for a bit is that door. That huge, imposing door that leads to a long, winding staircase that leads to yet another huge, imposing door but finally, eureka, the outside world. Ah. A place I can get my exercise, clear my head and just breathe in life. No, I’m not home. I’m at work! Fooled you didn’t I? It’s a constant struggle to muster up the motivation to do it every day. The doors and staircase really aren’t that menacing, but those are the thoughts that run through my head as a reason not to venture out. I sit for so long at my desk staring at my computer; I ponder how I am going to make it through another 15 hours. All the sitting, working through lunches and general stress of just having to be here can be overwhelming at times. Granted, it took me a long while to realize I’ve had one of the best resources for my health and well-being right at my fingertips, right at a place that I would sometimes associate with being unhealthy and draining. A place that in my head I would subconsciously have a negative feeling about. It has changed my outlook not only on going to work and breaking up the day into manageable pieces but in my everyday life. In my opinion, it is so important to find ways to put a positive spin on situations that look bleak and wear you down, especially as people are spending more and more waking hours at work during these stressful times we live in. If you don’t have a place to exercise at work, not to worry, maybe make it a point to bring a healthy breakfast and lunch every day. There’s no cookie cutter way to do it, everybody is different, embrace that and whatever you discover is your best course, stick with it consistently and you will see a difference. I did.