I am doing hard things. Today marks 9 days of regular exercise and as I was churning away on the elliptical this morning, I began to think, “Is this something I will get to where I enjoy, or is it something I just have to do?” I have been jumping on the elliptical as soon as I get out of bed in the morning and that part is beginning to be second nature. However, about 3 minutes in, I am wondering if I am going to ever stop hurting. But sometimes hurting is for our benefit.
Push Past the Pain
Just like me when I am riding the elliptical, we have to push past the pain to get results. For example, I have been building a business for the last year and there have been times I just wanted to throw in the towel and go back to a regular 9-5. However, within a few days, I begin to come out of the pain/tiredness/overwhelm and realize that I really love the fact I work from home doing what I enjoy. I have to step out past the pain and this is the case with almost everything in life.
Lean Into the Chaos
Life is chaotic and sometimes you just have to embrace it. With three kids, things are always cropping up. Sometimes things come up spur of the moment, as well, which throws me off my schedule. I don’t do well with changes in my routine or schedule, so sometimes I have to just remind myself to lean into the chaos. Clients demand something and I didn’t have time blocked for them, so all the tasks for the day have to be moved. By just accepting the chaos and leaning into it, I make it through that period and come out on the other side.
I am learning to lean into the fact that I am going to have to get better at doing hard things. I have let things go with myself physically and now that I am starting to drink all the stupid water and exercise regularly, I can feel a big difference. It doesn’t make me want to get on that elliptical though. I get on it because my body deserves it and I can do hard things that my body needs. What hard things do you do?