Nicole Bensen

10 Life Pillars: Physical

Welcome to week 5, friend!

We’re in the middle of my 12-week series “Reclaim Your Dreams: Reignite Your Spark,” designed to put you back in control of defining the life YOU want (in just ~10 minutes a week!). Catch up on any you missed here: week 1week 2, week 3, and week 4.


This week’s life pillar is probably the most difficult for me, personally. I’ve never been athletic or fit. There is a 100% chance you’ll find me at a Michelin star restaurant over Orangetheory or Barry’s any day of the week; I’ll be the first to say I am no physical health expert.

So, this applies for every pillar, but I want to repeat: You are the expert on YOU—what motivates you, what feels like a good stretch goal vs. a boundary — you are in charge.

ANCHOR: Take 10 minutes to answer/journal.

  • When have you felt your best physically? What contributed to feeling that way?
  • How would you like to feel/be physically in the future?
  • What do you want to 1) stop, 2) start, or 3) continue?
  • What energizes you?
  • What drains you?

AMPLIFY: If you want to go deeper on this theme.

Choose one activity this week to benefit your physical health. It might be something you love to do, or maybe it’ll be an experiment in trying something new. If you’re like me and the word “exercise” conjures up school memories of running laps, here are three ideas that support your physical health without breaking a sweat:

1) Get 8 hours of sleep.
2) Take 2 minutes to try laughter yoga.
3) Get a massage.

See you next week for pillar 6!


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