Yesterday I had a day off. I decided to use it to write. And like my typical self, I always found something else to distract me from writing. Laundry, grocery shopping, just one more YouTube video. I really wasted a lot of time. I did eventually get going on the writing, and did you know what? I just kept going and going.
I actually enjoy writing, but there’s a self-destructive part of my brain that makes me do anything but the one thing that I’ve determined I would do. It works the same way with me and exercise. I avoid and avoid and make excuses until I just go and do it. And when I’m exercising, I love it! I feel great during and after.
I hate to make broad generalizations, but I bet there are a few of you out there that are exactly the same way. There’s a troll in my brain that works directly against my best interests. It takes an effort to block out that troll and just start. Just begin, and the rest is cake. I know I want to do this, so I have to actively decide to break the psychological hold I have over myself.
When it comes time to do that thing you want to do, give your self control a little energy boost to get over that first hump. Let’s all start now.