A Conscious Decision
Friday, December 23, 2016
Yesterday, I decided to skip my 2 minutes exercise and 10 minutes writing. I woulda/coulda/shoulda taken a two-minute walk earlier in the day. But as the day drew to a close and I considered my decision (break my streaks or get up and do these little habits), I decided to skip.
I had done both for more than a week straight without a day off. I realize they are small habits, but there are something I hadn't been doing before. So even though they take relatively little energy and effort overall, the effort of building the habits themselves requires a continual use of energy (and willpower).
I felt it would be best for me to give myself a break to allow for recovery. Kind of like a rest day when training for a race. The important thing now is not to allow that break to extend beyond one day.
Of course, I could just be rationalizing because I didn't want to do what I had committed to do. Either way, long as I keep it to one day, I'm still on my way.