I’ve been giving some thought to momentum. It seems that in my life, almost everything is easier to do with some momentum. A little energy is the momentum to get out for that morning jog. Writing regularly helps you write more. Eating healthy is easier when you’ve already started to do at least one little thing.
But there is a benefit in a dead stop too. I have struggled with various stops in my goals and efforts over the past few years. The daily list I have for myself, the trifecta of things that I know make me a happier me and in turn a better wife, mom, friend, businesswoman, this list is hard to check off.
There are three things on this list: exercise, write and meditate. None of these have to be done to the extreme, 20 – 30 minutes is enough to get me sweating and clear my mind. 10 – 20 minutes of writing keeps my practice up. And as little as five minutes of meditation will calm my very busy brain.
And yet, while I know these are things I want to do with my time on a daily basis, somehow I do not do them. I think about doing them and then…inaction. Nothing. I’m sure everyone has this type of procrastination in his or her lives at various times. I’d like to understand, see some type of study or research about why grown, disciplined individuals can have goals in their heads and not make any progress with them.
A blog post I recently read said that you have to write down your goals in order to act on them. If you don’t write them down, they are just thoughts. So today I started a list. Writing – Check.
I also woke up in the dark and with the help of my husband, bundled up my two-year-old son and went for a very hilly jog for 20 minutes. Exercise – Check.
Meditation, not likely, but I will take two out of three for today.