I exercise five or six days a week because I like to. Ever since I was a kid I’ve liked being active. I was never that girl who was afraid of getting sweaty or smelly or dirty. That’s why showers and soap were invented!
Even though I enjoy working out most days, there are still some mornings when I. Don’t. Want. To. And you know what? Those are the days I push myself more. The times when I don’t feel like exercising are the most important days to make sure I absolutely do. Why? If I don’t, then I know I’ll regret it later. I never ever regret it when I do work out. But when I skip a morning (without good reason), later in the day I berate myself for being so indolent.
I hate that feeling, knowing you should’ve done something but you didn’t.
That’s why I write every day, too. Most days I enjoy writing and can’t wait to get to my desk. But there are some days when I. Don’t. Want. To. And those are the times when I know I absolutely must write! Sometimes when you skip one day, it’s easier to skip the next day. And the next day. So I definitely don’t want to get into that bad habit!
The thing is, whether it’s exercising the body or the mind, starting is the hardest part when you just don’t feel like it. Once I get started, time flies by, and I know I can certainly do a few more exercises or write another hundred words. Then later in the day, I feel good about myself and what I accomplished. Now that’s a feeling I can get used to!
What do you do during those times you don’t feel like writing? Do you take a break or power through the indolence?
Have a happy weekend, Zigzaggers! May it be restful but happily productive, too!