Monday, February 10, 2014
Almost five years ago I took one of the summer exercise challenges. In it were bursts of five minutes of exercise. I thought, "That's not bad. Even I can do five minutes." That was all it took to get me to start an exercise program. When the challenge was complete, I found something I could do for fifteen minutes. That was five years ago and I am still going at it. Even still I remember the five minutes. When half an hour, or sometimes fifteen minutes, seems so overwhelming, I break it into five minute intervals. I remember that five minutes really isn't that long or unattainable. So I plug on for five and attain my goal. I am elated to know that I can do something I thought was unmanageable. I push myself just five minutes at a time, after all, it isn't that long or hard. Any task is doable if we will but break it down into doable sections. It might be cleaning house, writing a research paper, building a house or running a marathon. So what are you going to break down today so that you an accomplish it?