Ok so you’re determined to get up. It’s decided. You have your ‘whys’ sorted. You just need some adjustment time right? Some preparatory, light resting time, you know, because it’s probably dark (hello Londoners) and you’re not supposed to know you’re alive right now.
So you hit that self destruct button snooze. What happens? You oversleep. Shit! No! Impossible. Now you have a legitimate excuse. There’s not enough time to do that run/workout. You need to get to work/school/ the moon.
You can’t compromise that. You don’t want to look all ruffled like a duck’s rear end. Plus you only have 20 minutes to do something. Who’s ever going to achieve something/benefit from 20 minutes? Right?
You know what’s coming…… *slap to the face* WRONG!
Coming from personal experience. I made this excuse so many times it’s unreal so I’m not cushioning your ego by saying I understand as much as anyone that the struggle is real. But do you know what? There’s always time to do something. Running for 10 minutes is enough to work up a sweat. Skipping, doing weights, drilling technique. Anything. Trust me. It makes a difference. Exercise, despite temporarily tiring you, also jump starts the process for waking you up. Gets your oxygenated blood flowing around your body, gives you that shot of endorphins to get you feeling good way more effectively than a nespresso (no matter what George Clooney is paid to tell you) .
It gives your mind some free space to focus on the action of your body and starts your day with an achievement.
The difference that 20 minutes of feeling like a boss can make to your day is phenomenal. You’ve also already proved yourself wrong. You’ve proved to yourself that you can always achieve something despite the odds.
You go into your day with all those automatic positive affirmations buzzing around your head and it translates into how you deal with every little thing you face that day.
Excuses are useful to no one. Trust me, you feel much better doing 20 minutes than starting your day feeling like you failed at something already and setting yourself up with that “I’ll start tomorrow, next week” (bullshit) mentally.
Remember. The biggest, most crucial fight you ever need to win is against yourself. Win that and nothing else phases you.
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