One of life’s great ironies is that we resist what makes us stronger.
So true, isn’t it? Why do we try so hard to stay in our comfort zone when just outside that bubble is something that could make us so happy or better or stronger?
A silly example: I posted this picture this morning asking, “Why do I ever stop working out? How do I forget how awesome it makes everything else?”. It’s so true though! I love exercising, I love the way it makes me feel, I love how productive and energetic I am the rest of the day, and I feel like everything else in life just seems to kind of flow a little bit better when I’m in the habit of working out 3-5 days week . Eating healthier is easier too. So why have I struggled to keep a consistent habit going for the past….year?!?! I’m driving myself crazy.
But yesterday I downloaded this app that may be the best alarm clock ever so hopefully I can get back in the habit of exercising first thing in the morning again. You have to shake it vigorously, like a cocktail shaker, for a few minutes to turn it off. It’s a workout in itself. And once you’ve got your blood pumping, the idea is that you’re now so awake that it would be really difficult to go back to sleep. This morning, I was so terrified of it that I woke up way early, got out of bed and dressed so that I could cancel the alarm before it went off. Here’s hoping this new strategy works long term!
Isn’t this art print by Julie Kuberski pretty? Julie has been a long time reader and I discovered her work after a comment she left here on the blog a long time ago. We worked together to make this art print after I read the quote on Instagram a while back. Julie does great hand lettering so I thought she would do a great job turning the words in to something beautiful on paper.
What do you think? Do you think it’s true that we resist what makes us stronger? Or are you some awesome go-getter that charges through any and all obstacles? Because if you are…tell me your secrets!! :)