Disgustingly early the other morning,
I was about 10 metres into a planned 15 km walk to Winchester along the Itchen Navigation.
I thought “I’m aching, my knee hurts, I didn’t get quite enough sleep so my eyes are really puffy… and I’ve got the wrong bra on.”
I had literally all the reasons to NOT carry on, turn around and try another time.
- So instead I just walked
- One foot in front of the other.
- Pretty uncommunicative.
Before long the knee freed up, I started to get into my stride, and as my eyes deflated I started to notice the beautiful scenery.
(you can put Anusol on puffy eyes, did you know that?
Or anus oil as my youngest always points out when she sees it in the Co-Op)
The sun started to warm up and it was a beautiful day, and in no time at all, it seemed, I saw the sign which said: Winchester: 3 miles.
Which of course meant coffee 🙂
I didn’t have to wait long before future me was very grateful to current me.
I got the thing done and it was a lovely walk, and I was planning the next one.
Also – the comfy seats were free in Starbucks.
This wasn’t a massive deal in the scheme of things but a small example of the way stories we convince ourselves of, often turn out not to true.
If you have no Willpower, Self-Discipline, Energy or Motivation the newsflash is – waiting for it won’t help.
You just have to do it anyway.
It’s that way round.
n.b. The anus oil tip is free of charge.