|Where’s the Snooze Alarm?!?!
I’m in the midst of my back-to-back 12 hour work days right now, so when my alarm went off at 4:45am this morning the very last thing I wanted to do was get up and work-out. The only thing I wanted to do was to hit that snooze button and sleep for another 30 minutes.
Good habits, like exercise and eating right, usually are the sorts of habits that will make us happiest in the long run, while the bad habits only lead to pain or illness or even an untimely death. So why is it is so easy to fall into bad habits and so hard to develop and maintain good ones?
Usually the good habits involve some sort of short-term discomfort while the bad ones offer some sort of short-term pleasure, and being the short-sighted creatures we are we choose the short-term pleasure NOW over the potential for long-term gain tomorrow or years from now.
When I’m confronted with the snooze button, and I’m tired, it doesn’t work for me to I think, “Oh I want to be healthy when I’m 90, so I better get up and go work-out.” At 4:45am I don’t care if I live another day, much less to 90.
To motivate myself, I set achievable short-term goals. Tomorrow I’ll tell you what my current one is. Today, you tell me one good thing you did for yourself and why you did it.
Have a Great Wednesday!