You are tired, you have had a rough day at work and you haven’t been sleeping well. You really don’t want to go to the gym.
Your excuse for not going to the gym is perfectly authentic and true.
But will it increase your fitness? No.
Will it get you one step closer to the body you want? No.
You are human and have genuine reasons for not wanting to engage in activities.
These reasons or excuses are perfectly authentic. It is good to acknowledge them.
If you delve deep enough, many of the times your decisions are fear based or fear driven. You are not sure if you want to be successful because that means that you will be great! You will shine your light and you will feel compelled to do more great things. Fear of success is real.
I am not asking you to explore the reason for it, I am asking you to acknowledge your excuse. Yes you are scared or tired or you really don’t feel like it or you feel other things are more important.
You are human, which includes experiencing emotions. Honour yourself and your authenticity. Allow yourself to feel your emotions when they arise.
Regardless of your excuse, it is authentic.
However, it doesn’t change the facts. Unless you are no longer willing to be fit and healthy like you set out to be, being tired isn’t going to get you closer to your goal.
In acknowledging your authentic excuse, you are honouring yourself and being true to who you are.
But don’t stop there.
Pushing through when you don’t feel like doing something enables you to have the mental strength to achieve when life throws challenges your way. This process creates new chemical pathways in your brain, making it easier next time.
Allow the excuses but don’t stop there. Keep going…