Have you ever found yourself in a slump? Repeating the same old patterns when you’ve shown yourself a better way? Here’s one trick that you might think is just common sense, but the reality is that you have to keep moving.
We all fall into bad habits, unfortunate events, and lengths of being at the mercy of the world surrounding us. The one thing we can control however is our attitude & actions towards it, and especially one that keeps us in the mindset of continuing our journey rather than letting it end prematurely.
There’s a number of self-help gurus who will say something along the lines of “Emotion = Motion”. I fully believe that. There’s another bunch of productivity nerds that will say “Law of Inertia”. And I fully believe in that too. You might even see inspirational graphics including a shark with a caption that reads “Keep moving or you’ll die”. And yes, I believe in this too although it’s cheesy.
Whatever the message might be, there’s truth behind the idea of staying in motion. There are going to be hard times in your life where staying in motion can mean the life or death of something. The death of an exercise routine because you fell ill and never returned. The death of that book you wanted to write because you spent your two-week vacation sleeping in when you told yourself to get up early and write. The death of your mental wellness because you would rather stir in thoughts of good case, bad case instead of exercising like you normally would.
These habits are much like plants in that they need to be attended to everyday or else they will wither away. With as little as 30 minutes a day to attend to your habits like plants, you can stay in motion and see the rewards in the future.