Showing Up – Day 4

Today it was a STRUGGLE to get out of bed early. Like a STRUGGLE. I considered cancelling my run plans and going later in the morning. But would I? I knew deep down that I would not. So I tried to imagine what I would feel like during and after the run. And you know what? I got out of bed. Let’s analyze further…

  1. Find an activity that you enjoy and go all out. CHECK! Running day
  2. Schedule time everyday for your activity. CHECK! Early morning. Set my alarm and almost cancelled when it went off. But I was awake. That was key 🙂
  3. Have a back up plan. CHECK! Didn’t need one!
  4. Scale back the busy-ness. CHECK! I got my exercise out of the way early and only focused on 1-2 main items. It helped that I was taking care of my husband after his surgery. I knew right from the get go this morning that I wouldn’t be able to “fit in” any surprise tasks. Maybe that’s the key – make a rule that you don’t fit it any surprise tasks unless it’s an emergency.
  5. Imagine. CHECK! This is the main reason I got out of bed this morning.
  6. Prepare. CHECK! I laid out running clothes the night before.
  7. Accountability (I snuck in a new one yesterday!). CHECK! I met my friends to run.

I do not feel like getting my clothes ready and preparing for an early activity in the morning. I’m currently drinking a glass of wine, I have a work meeting starting at 930pm and I’m am wiped. I committed to a friend that I’d join a Zoom workout at 6am. I wish I didn’t. But I did it because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get my activity in without it. Accountability is good and bad I guess. Good because it keeps you accountable but bad because you sign up for something that you may not feel like doing later. So, here I go…following the process….

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