The first 5 minutes can be a gamechanger.
So often it is the first 5 minutes that prove to be most difficult.
The first 5 minutes of your workout.
The first 5 minutes of your meditation.
The first 5 minutes of cooking dinner after a long day.
The first 5 minutes of a difficult conversation.
The first 5 minutes of getting out of bed.
The first 5 minutes of anything that requires you to exert a little effort is going to feel like it is easier to just not do… because it is!
I am reminded of this daily in my own process.
Cardiovascular exercise, for example, is not really my favorite thing. Unless it’s dancing:)
And I have come to terms with the possibility that I might not ever look forward to doing it…and that is perfectly ok. I understand the value of it and I want the benefits it provides me so…
I lace up my shoes and lean in.
The craziest part? I NEVER regret doing it.
The first few minutes always feel hard and my mind always makes a very valiant effort to convince me to STOP but I don’t because I have had the experience SO MANY TIMES that I have just come to EXPECT expect that the first 5 minutes will make me uncomfortable.
So, I commit to going all in for the first 5, and 99% of the time by the 6 min mark (or sooner), my brain starts to accept that, while running may be challenging, it is a far cry from the painful death storyline it was conjuring up just a few minutes before.
Whatever you resist the most along your journey, be willing to get uncomfortable for 5 minutes and see where that takes you.
I bet you will be pleasantly surprised that there will be a minute 6, 7, and beyond because you were willing to lean into the first 5:)
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