Since we are all creatures of habit we tend to spend most of our days in auto pilot mode.
It might be the long commute to work, or the clock at the beginning of a fitness class that leaves you feeling discouraged before you even begin your journey.
Here’s a challenge for you: turn to the side and see things in a new light.
If you’re sitting on the train or on the bus going to work, turn to the side and pay attention to who is around you. This is your community. You’re all doing the same thing at the same time every single day. If you can enjoy that time with each other and feel like you’re a part of something that you all share the journey might not be so challenging.
If you’re just starting a fitness class that you go to regularly and are simply showing up out of habit see how you can be more present. Once again, turn to the side and see who’s moving with you. These people might all be going through the motions just like you. Once you feel like you belong to something WITH other people it can make you feel excited to get started and experience something together.
The struggle is often that we HAVE to do something that’s never going to change. If we dread doing it every time we do it, then we’re miserable, and we’re always going to be miserable. Somehow we have to figure out how to get over the fact that we have to do something, and figure out how to experience it rather then let it sabotage us.
The video below is what my run looks like. There are many days where I look at the long road ahead of me and feel as though I’m just going through the motions. Then something will catch my eye, like a beautiful sunrise, or an animal that scurries out of my way. These interruptions in my routine make me turn and take in experiences that I otherwise would pass by unnoticed.
I hope these examples act as inspiration to change the way you’re looking at something that’s dragging you down on a daily basis. The perspective shift can leave you with an experience rather than a challenge!