Last night I was moments away from having a shower, winding down and going to bed. Peaceful and relaxing right?
The catch was all day I had wanted to jump on my bike and get some exercise; spin my legs, clear my head, do some form of training so I don't embarrass myself too much next time I'm riding with friends. That kind of thing.
I am experiencing what many new parents (and people with many life priorities) go through - where is the time for my self-indulgent activities of yesteryear? Watching the clock tick over 8pm was all the fuel my 'reason giving' mind needed: "You can do it tomorrow", "I'm too tired" and "I'm too lazy". Minds can be so convincing at times, the cheeky things.
Instead of being swallowed up by my story-telling thoughts, I stopped and reflected on how I wanted to remember myself in this moment. With a bit of space for reflection, these words came to mind: ADAPTABLE and CRAZY.
Surely jumping on a bike at 9:28pm to exercise is a sign of someone adaptable and a bit crazy? So I did. No buying into the unhelpful thoughts, letting them come and go in my mind like cars driving past on the street.
Once I was finished and about to go to bed, I did feel a little tingle of satisfaction and richness in this moment. Some joy from being connected (if only for an hour) to my adaptable and crazy self.
What values are you going to put into practice today?
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