Snow Day Sluggishness Solution
The snow and ice has really been messing with my routine. Throwing my work schedule off, throwing my nutrition off, and making my hands look like a dead person's.
I'm done with winter.
Last week I went and taught my 530am class, came home, and didn't do much of anything productive for the next 8 hours or so. I was completely unmotivated to get anything done, despite having free time on my hands.
My son was at the end of his rope too. He had built every Lego, read every book, and crafted every mine he could think of. One of his friends lives pretty close, so we set up the parent saving bring a friend over deal.
The only problem was we had to walk over in the freezing cold weather on the icy streets and sidewalks. It's only about a 15 minute walk, but it was built up in my head as 15 miles. The laziness was on me!
But I promised my son I would do it, so off we went. It was not great when we started off. Wind all in my face, walking like a 90 year old man so I didn't fall on the ice, and feeling like a 90 year old man telling my son to slow down.
But after about 10 minutes I could feel things changing. I started to enjoy the walk and I started feeling better overall.
When we got back, I cleaned up and rearranged my garage, got a bunch of work done, and did several other things on my list. I felt great!
So what changed? The thing that changed everything was just getting started. Sometimes it really is that simple.
That has happened to me so many times in life. It could be a workout, writing a paper, cleaning the house, or hundreds of other things.
You have to take the first step! It is the hardest one, it takes the most energy, and it is the scariest step but it is also the most important one.
If you have 50 pounds to lose, don't think yo have to get rid of it in that first workout. Just start one workout and see what happens.
If you are training for a 5K and you've never run in your life. Run for 5 minute and see what happens.
If you eat out every single night of the week, try cooking one meal at home this week.
Whatever it is that has you overwhelmed, take a step towards overcoming it. You don't have to accomplish it this week, the goal is to break out of the rut and get your momentum going in the right direction.
Write down one thing you will do this week, then use that to build on. Rinse and repeat.
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