Chris is away, so I'm walking the dog first thing in the morning. I have three breaks during the day that I take walks during. I also walk around right before my shift starts.
Once you're in motion, it is a lot easier to stay in motion!
When I'm sedentary too much, I find it very hard to find the motivation to get moving throughout the day. Inertia!
Also, I've been reading that it is beneficial to stay active throughout the day (not just be sedentary for most the day, have an hour so where you are really active, and go back to being sedentary).
Today was a little tough - I started to get overwhelmed with all the things I have to do when Chris is gone. Got momentarily stressed. But I managed to get my house chores done, write a couple pages of my dissertation, take the dog out to the pet store, buy myself some Ferrero Roché (ate two truffles and saved one for tomorrow!) and settle in for the night calmly.
And I am tired, especially after being active all day - another benefit! So goodnight <3