Most mornings I wake up between 6 and 6 30 AM for the gym.
It’s winter at the moment, and my bed is warm and loving… so, as you can imagine, getting up in the cold to walk to the gym isn’t the most appetising prospect.
In fact, between you and I, there have been a few mornings where I’ve decided to get an extra hour’s sleep.
But 9 times out of 10 I get my arse up and go.
Because the end result – looking and feeling good – is much better in the long-term than the short-term allure of an extra bit of shut eye.
I’ve found that, if I can just muster up the energy to flick the duvet off my legs, I’ll get up.
A split-second of willpower is enough to force me up and out of my apartment.
When it comes to other struggles in life that one push can make all the difference.
It’s like with writing. Writing 1000 words can seem like such a chore. But writing a sentence doesn’t.
So… why not aim to write that sentence?
Once you’ve actually opened your document and written it, the rest of your words will probably flow and before you know it you’ll have a 1000 more words than you thought.
Let’s see if I’m wrong…
Selling yourself is one of the hardest things you can do.
Well, for most people anyway. That’s why so many of us are full of nerves before we go to an interview or a date.
I found this out when I was eighteen. I decided to go to Uni at the last minute, and as a result didn’t have much time to write a personal statement. I made the mistake of sharing it with a friend to read over, the following line became a running joke in my friend group at the time:
“I work out regularly as I believe that a pristine mind should be complemented by a pristine body.”
Ahem. Terrible. But, you know what – some eight or nine years later, I can’t help but agree with eighteen year old me.
Fitness is something I’ve let slip a little. In my ongoing battle to be creative I’ve not found as much time for exercise as I should, and that’s counter productive.
Maintaining a level of fitness helps motivate you and it keeps you sharp throughout the day.
Plus, the most important asset in life you have is you. So you need to keep yourself tip-top.
In light of this, these arrived today:
Let’s keep the creativity flowing while making sure that we look after ourselves.