When it comes to health and fitness, we hear a lot about how we need break bad habits. In fact, society today focuses SO MUCH on the negative that we may have forgotten how to see the POSITIVE side of things.
For instance, one of the guys that works out with us was recently sent a "care package" from his distant family members. He tried to avoid the sugary treats because "If I smell them, I'll want to have one. And if I have one, I won't be able to resist the rest."
Can you guess what happened?
I suggested that next time he flip his mindset:
"If I smell the chocolates, I will be strong enough to resist them!"
Or maybe even strong enough to have one and then resist the rest!
I think THAT shows true strength!
Now that you've had a few days to reflect on the fact that "THIS is the Day!" I want to invite you to intentionally ADD a habit to your routine to help you overcome the fear that caused you to put things off in the first place.
Maybe you want to ...
... recommit to brushing your teeth 2x a day
... swap your evening glass of wine for a glass of water
... not check Facebook before you get out of bed
... mediate for 10 minutes each morning
... mediate for 10 minutes before you go to bed
... say a prayer every evening
... go for a 10 minute walk at lunch time
... call an extended family member during your commute (hands free)
... eat 1 more piece of fruit each day
... drink 1 water bottle each day
There are a bunch of very simple habits you can start to introduce to your day, and by just being brave enough to SAY that you're going to commit to doing it, is a HUGE step forward in helping you to overcome those little voices in your head that try to hold you back from being the BEST YOU!
I'm not asking you to announce it to the world, but I do want you to COMMIT TO YOURSELF that you'll do it, and then be CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF enough to reply back to this email and tell _me_ what your new habit will be.
It's between you and me. Nobody else will know how well you're doing on this specific habit.
But if you succeed, I'm willing to bet that people will notice a change in your confidence, and in your mood.
OLD SCHOOL TIP: Physically mark it on a calendar that you've accomplished your goal for the day. Physically putting a check mark in place to mark your success is going to give you much more satisfaction, and you'll have a visual reference to see the progress you've made!
To best version of you!
Sound Training & Racing