There are Only 2 Questions to Ask
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
So often I live in the past and in the future. When an opportunity comes my way I overthink the whole thing. What if this? What if that? How will this____? How will that____? But these questions cannot ever be answered, unless a person is psychic. But even then, there are a multitude of endless possibilities that can occur and then a multitude of possibilities for each of those. So why do I do that? If it is futile, and it is, why do I waste my time doing that?
Sometimes in life it is good to just go with the flow. The question can be: does this enhance my life? If yes, then make it happen. Maybe something will have to be scheduled out for a future moment, maybe it can happen right now. But life enhancing opportunities should always be taken.
That is how it is with exercise. Everyday most of us have 20 minutes we could give to exercise. We hear around here at Spark People that we can start with as few as 10 minutes at a time. If we take our 20 minute period and tell ourselves we only have to do 10 minutes and then we get a 10 minutes break to ourselves…well what a treat!!!
We, I , don’t have to think about tomorrow or next week. It is ok to just say “hmm I have 20 or 30 minutes right now.” Then take a walk up the street for 5 minutes and back. Do some arm exercises with 2 Gatorade bottles followed by some leg lifts seated or from the floor.
What will happen first is you and I will experience a sense of pride that we took time to do something towards our health. We will be amazed how quick the time came and went. We will be excited to get 10 minutes in when tomorrow arrives and we notice we have time again. Okay, maybe we won’t be excited the second day—but we will know it is possible to do and then our next question will be : Why not?
SO our two questions for exercise are:
Is it life enhancing?
Then, why not?
Pretty simple. It doesn’t need to be analyzed into the future. No need to rehearse the past where we quit. This is the only day that counts.
Do you have 20 minutes? Put 10 of them into YOU! And your future!