Andy from the Headspace app (aka the voice that guides you through the
meditations) said something really interesting during yesterda's session:
"When you feel like meditating, sit down."
"When you don't feel like meditating, sit down."
Seems like strange advice at first, right?
Except it makes total sense.
What he's saying is you need to show up regardless.
Doesn't matter if you feel like it or not.
Show up for yourself anyways.
This is how real, longterm habits get formed.
To me, it's the days you care for yourself when you just don't feel like it
that matter the most.
That's where the raging battle between your mind and your body calls a
When one looks at the other and says:
"I see what you did there. I'm going to reward you by making this habit
This is just my own thought.
It's not "evidence based" science.
There are no fitness gurus that came up with it.
Just my own experience from doing something small like meditating for 5
minutes when I have 1,000 other things to do that day.
Or when I find a way to do a 25-minute circuit workout right in my office
on the days I would rather watch Netflix.
Knowing I could order a cheeseburger with fries and have it delivered to me
within 15 minutes, but instead I ate the healthy dinner I prepared and kept
in the freezer.
Because I know how INSANELY good I feel after completing that action.
What's one thing you really don't feel like doing today that you are going
to do anyway?
Hit 'reply' and let me know.
I'm compiling a list and want to share it.