Starting the day…

It’s not uncommon to start the day off with the thought, “not again, oh brother I don’t want to get up and do this crap again”.  For many, and I mean those that don’t have serious traumas on their breakfast table, this is us starting off our day picturing things that we either regret (past) or that we don’t want to happen (future).

We miss the ‘now’ which at the end is all there is – the past is a collection of chemicals floating around in your head that pretty much no-one on the planet really understands and the future is often comprised of FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real – in other words, things we don’t actually need to worry about.  A strategy that gets much better results is to picture things we want to happen and want to experience in the coming day.

Stories in your head about why you can’t do it—the kids, your lack of skills and education, it’s too late, too early, you’re too young, too old, or the dog ate your homework and pissed on your good shoes—are works of pure fiction unless you choose to make them your reality.  Follow your heart, it may take you to places where you fall down which won’t matter one bit as the glow of your own self-worth will carry you through.

And if all else fails – just train – no matter how crap you feel, just get up, get moving and do it – there’s something about getting your muscles moving, lungs working and endorphins flowing, that makes the rest of the day a heck of lot more awesome to take part in!!