S2: EP60- Managing Stress Through Easy Movement with Megan Hyatt Miller

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Join Mary and her very special guest, her oldest sister, Megan Hyatt Miller. Megan and Mary have a candid conversation about their own personal journey through relating to movement in a new and empowering way. 

As a busy mom of 5 children, and the Chief Operating Officer, (soon to be CEO) at Michael Hyatt & Company, you’d think Megan would have zero time to incorporate movement into her already over-scheduled routine. Join the conversation today as Megan and Mary talk about why movement allows Megan to be an even better boss, mother, wife and friend. 

In case you aren’t familiar with her, Megan is also the co-host of the Lead to Win podcast with her father Michael Hyatt, which is consistently featured in the Top 100 Apple Podcasts. As a leader of leaders, she is the grand architect of Michael Hyatt and Company’s successful, achievement-focused culture. Today, she teaches other companies how to practically craft a company culture that makes The Double Win—winning at work AND succeeding at life—effortless. She enjoys free time with her husband and five children. 

When creating a plan for integrating movement in our lives we need to set ourselves up for success. It might not always feel like the best case scenario, but it’s about what can work for your everyday life and then making sure you create space for that. Make it a nonnegotiable. Make it easy. Don’t make it another decision you have to make everyday. Build it into your life and routine in a sustainable way. 

We need to recover the joy of movement. The natural state of being a human is loving to move. When we were children, before we had shame about our bodies, we loved movement. Moving is something we can love again when we allow ourselves to find movement that works for us. This work is about coming back to that childlike part of ourselves, going through the process of discovering movement we love, and integrating it in a way that works for our lives. 

But what happens when we don’t feel motivated to move our bodies? We need to flip the myth that motivation comes first. Motivation can be a phycological barrier that we often need to overcome. We don’t always feel motivated to do the things we need to do. Motivation is not a prerequisite. We can free ourselves from feeling like motivation has to come first. Courage, confidence, and motivation is often the reward, not the prerequisite. 

In a year like this, our bodies rely on movement to complete the stress cycle. When we choose movement it helps our bodies process the effects of stress on the body. Even when we remove points of stress from our life, our body doesn’t perceive that the threat is gone, until we have processed that stress through movement. The answer to relieving and releasing chronic stress in the body is movement. 

Another great thing about movement is that helps to ground us and get us in our skin. This is embodiment. We need to connect the dots between what is happening in our head and in our body. Doing this is so powerful. It is life changing. 

Sometimes we get stuck on where we are and what we are currently capable of, and that can feel discouraging. When we begin to envision what our bodies could be and who our future physical self has the potential to be. Then we need to allow ourselves to feel like that person as we integrate movement into our lives. We can allow ourselves to feel like the person we are becoming with no shame attached to it. Allow yourself to feel more deeply connected with your future self and your full potential. 


“The moral of the story is: We thrive when we have a positive goal to move toward, not just a negative state we’re trying to move away from.”


-How to prioritize movement when you work full time and have kids

-Using exercise to practice resilience so that you can be resilient in life

-Finding joy in movement no matter your pant size

-How feeling strong in your body helps you feel empowered as a woman

-Why motivation is the reward to exercise, not the prerequisite 

-Using movement to complete the stress cycle 

-Visualizing your future physical self 


Each month will be a deep dive into a topic that supports you on your journey to living more fully alive. November’s topic will be on Body Movement. 


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