Food for thought + an awesome awareness exercise – 

 

Have you ever noticed there are some things that you can take a break from every now and then with no consequence while other things can take an incredible amount of effort to start back up?

 

For instance, if you had surgery and couldn’t shower for a week, it isn’t going to feel nearly impossible to get back to showering once you’re able. But what about something like exercising? The time you had to take off while you were healing may end up derailing you for months or possibly for years!

 

If you’ve truly made something a part of your life, you can dip in and out of it with little to no effort.

 

Imagine being able to take a break and still get right back to things like your workout routine, meditation practice, daily stretching, staying hydrated, maintaining a set bed time, etc? 

 

However, if you haven’t truly made these things a part of your life, stopping for even a short period of time can make getting back to them feel nearly impossible. 

 

The goal isn’t to have a bunch of great habits. The goal is to build those great habits into a way of living. Habits need to be nurtured (sometimes for years) in order to weave them into the fabric of your life. 

 

With that being said, this is a great time of year for you to try a simple awareness exercise. 

 

  1. Take notice of the routines and practices that don’t end up being so routine over the holidays and jot them down.
  2. In January see how easy it is (or isn’t) to get right back to those routines and practices with little to no effort.  Take note of which ones you really struggle with. 
  3. This will help you to be more aware of what habits may need a little more nurturing.

 

If you want the luxury of being able to dip in and out of routines and practices with less effort, first start by changing the way you think about discipline and nurture your habits as a way to make you feel more free. 

 

Life is so much easier when you can dip in and out without having to worry about it!

 

Side note: I’m sure you’re thinking that I can’t really compare showering to exercising but if you’re a woman and have to “do” your hair and makeup, showering can be just as much of a chore as working out. (You know what I’m sayin’.) And the truth is exercising is just as important if not more important as showering. 

 

Speaking of exercise, if you want a workout that’s quick enough to sneak in throughout the rest of the holiday season, click here – Superpower Superset Ladder Workout!

 

 

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