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Do the hardest thing in the morning

I don’t know how you are “hacking”, forcing yourself into something you’ve been pushing for a long time, and you don’t even want to do it … whether it’s a dentist or doctor’s visit where you don’t miss a long wait in line. Or you need to go to the bureau to arrange something, and you can’t even name exactly what you need. Or just a bunch of ironed things waiting for you days long… We push it in front of us until the ache comes or sentence comes on Monday morning “Mom, where are my clean trousers …?”

This one is not directly related to knitting, to my business. It is just my experience of life. My personal hacker: Do right in the morning (preferably every morning) something that is difficult for you personally. And then the other things in that day, duties, difficulties, you can do a little easier and better. For someone it can be 20 squats or a cold shower.

It’s a morning run for me. I’ve always been fattier. On the elementary school even obese. Everyone loved PT, but I was scared of it. More than of literature or history lessons. I was sweating after PT for an hour, red as a crayfish and sniffed for a while. I hated running. No wonder – I had no fitness. I’ve never done any sports regularly. Occasional cycling, skiing, hike or swimming cannot be counted.

And in the summer of 2018, I decided to try. I will try to “learn to run”. Every day a little bit and see where it takes me. I was more concerned with preventing health and getting fit than to have a good figure. Health motivates me more. And since running was VERY DIFFICULT for me, I wanted to have it over in the morning. Ticked.

But everything went pretty gradually, very slowly. I’m not preparing for a marathon. 🙂 I do it just for myself. I guess I only started with 30 meters then 50, etc. Every few days, when I felt I was a little better, I added more meters. Until I reached about 1.5 – 2 km. I know it’s not too much, but I’m trying to run it at least 4 to 5 times a week. Now, after a year and a half, I am no longer moving much forward. But that’s enough for me. For now.

It is still difficult, especially in winter and in the dark, but I got used to it and try to ignore that feeling. I’m telling myself that after running I can do anything that day … (of course, figuratively speaking). 🙂 Warm up and mood and energy to start that day is completely different. “Bring it on!” – as my husband says.

I don’t want to edify you here, I just wanted to share this experience with you.

I also wish you a lot of effort to handle everyday worries … and, of course, a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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