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…
- Find an activity that you enjoy and go all out. CHECK! Running day
- 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 🙂
- Have a back up plan. CHECK! Didn’t need one!
- 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.
- Imagine. CHECK! This is the main reason I got out of bed this morning.
- Prepare. CHECK! I laid out running clothes the night before.
- 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….