What do you do when you just don’t feel like doing it?
I don’t feel like getting out of bed. I don’t feel like getting showered and dressed. I don’t feel like going to work. Or doing dishes. Or working in the yard. Or working on the honey-do list. Or writing this blog post.
I just don’t feel like it.
But then I remember what I tell my kids when they tell me they don’t feel like it.
I tell them I know how they feel. I get it. But sometimes we have to do things even when we don’t feel like doing them. Because they need to be done. And no one else will do them.
We also need to do things we have committed to doing. Like writing blog posts. Sometimes because we have commitments to other people. And sometimes because we have made commitments to ourselves. And sometimes both. And if we say “no, I’m not going to do that this time,” then we let ourselves down. But worse, we potentially start a snowball of “no’s”. Because once we say “no” the first time, it becomes easier and easier the next time. And the next time. And so on.
Contrast that to keeping that commitment and deciding to do it regardless of how you feel. Then the momentum swings to the other direction. The snowball is on the “yes” side and it becomes easier and easier to keep the commitment next time. And the next time. And so on.
So, since I made a commitment to myself to write a blog post every day this month, I am honoring my commitment. Here’s my post.
Even though I didn’t feel like doing it.
For your advantage,