I know exercise is good for me. I know I feel better when I workout. I know my physical health directly connects to my mental health and attention paid to one directly benefits the other.
So why do I stop? Why do I have days or even weeks where I don’t exercise at all? Why do I walk away from a good habit that works?
Because I’m human.
We all are.
This human element deters us from being our best selves.
I’ve learned, however, over the years the power in getting back on track as quickly as I can. Why expend energy mourning what isn’t when I can focus on what is and what can be?
Today I’d like to suggest taking back your momentum by taking five minutes and giving them purpose.
Truth be told, two minutes will do, but strive for five. Take back your transition times. I put this into practice as I move from meeting to meeting or between phone calls.
Overwhelm looks like sitting, shoulders down, weighed down, burdened. Transform your day by transitioning with movement, music, or prayer. Flip the switch and re-engage.
The feeling of overwhelm is usually the result of work that is undone. This means you must either empower yourself by definitively deciding not to do the work or by shifting tasks around as needed. You may need to decide and accept you will be mediocre at some tasks. None of us can do it all, let alone do it all well.
People are not naturally disciplined. I personally have struggled with this over the years. Discipline is actually defined as a process of training, meaning we all lack and must work towards it.
In the same way, motivation doesn’t just come upon us leaving us amped up and ready to roll. There are some things for which we will be very motivated, but many, many things for which we will not. We must create the energy we need.
I want to encourage you wherever you find yourself today. It is never too late to adopt a new habit, to adapt, to modify your training, to grow in your self-discipline.
Take the first step. Gain momentum!
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