I no longer leap out of bed, throw on my workout clothing, and dive into my workout routine. Since I tore a ligament holding digestive organs in place during the winter, I find myself easing on into the day.
Every morning I experience a hesitation about getting out of bed.
It is 5 months later and the weather is no excuse most days.
4:35 am would find me pulling on gear and tying my sneakers, working my routine towards heading out the door to the gym. The time moved to 5:30, to now I am getting up fairly close to the hour of seven.
I spent several months sleeping in a chair and not able even to do my swim as the chlorine irritated my internal organs and made digestion painful. I could not raise my left arm over my head. Slowly walking, like an old dog, was my only workout.
So now I have a sense of hesitation emerging into my morning glory, into every aspect of my morning. The point of hesitation has become my newest routine and it extends into turning on the computer, making my breakfast, or even planning my day.
Correction Time! I must nip this hesitation in the bud, overcome it, because it is taking away from my best efforts and form – it is now so pervasive it is squeezing the day. I am uncomfortable.
Here is my best list for overcoming Hesitation:
- JUST DO IT. Goethe said it way before NIKE, but it is still the best way I know and if one is in progress towards action it just stops the hesitation in its tracks.
- Thank yourself when the task is completed. Gratitude adds the enduring glue to the process and provides positive reinforcement to give hesitation the boot.
After having something change my routine so completely and be such a miserable experience, I also find myself being hesitant about being PATIENT with myself about getting back into shape. Patience is a virtue I need to continually work on and I am not very patient with myself.
So do you suffer with Hesitation and/or Lack of Patience? What is your list of corrections?
There is a PAT in patience and a HE SIT in hesitation – did you see that?
I’ll get back to you on how the bud nipping is going!
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