Overcoming resistance with momentum

“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.” – Carolyn V. Hamilton

I didn’t feel like going to yoga yesterday.

My body ached from swinging kettlebells the day before; my whole body was sore. It’s telling me to rest.

Hoping to find support for skipping yoga, I woke up Googling whether it’s a good idea to do yoga when my body is sore from exercise.

Damn it, yoga promotes active recovery, and the stretching is good for soreness.

Even as my mind fought to stay home, I got ready to go.

As I drove up to the yoga studio, I saw the parking lot was full. For a split second, I thought about turning around and going home.

But I already made it this far. Just go inside and the decision is made.

I leveraged the momentum of my physical actions to overcome my mental resistance.