Pffft. It’s all good. No hurry, do it later….
There was a time not too long ago that I was in no hurry to do much. My life was ruled by vicious cycles of a time of procrastination followed by a time of mad scrambles.
Generally, I was able to accomplish my to do list but it was not without challenges. I can clearly remember some Sunday evenings when I was fearfully staring down a fresh new week with a bunch of loose ends yet to be completed and some not even started.
These were some of the darker moments of my life. As my responsibilities gathered dust, the overwhelming feeling of being buried alive paralyzed me.
At the last moment, right before the deadline, paralysis turned to panic, flipped a switch in my mind and freed me to finally dig in and get done what needed to be done.
I knew the loops that I was caught in were not productive or healthy. I knew that there was a better way to deal with my responsibilities, manage stress and increase the quality of the final product I was delivering.
This is just one aspect of a full spectrum of issues I was facing with my well-being. And yet, this perspective is a window into all those other areas. My physical health was suffering, I’ll get to that tomorrow. Emotionally damaged, I’ll look into it some other time. Spiritually broken, the remedy will appear another day.
As I’ve written before, my quality of life started improving with the simple decision to get up one morning and go for a walk. Then this summer, coming out of a stressful Spring session rigid and stiff, realizing I was slipping back into bad habits I needed to get back on track. So, I got down and did one push up. A single push-up inspired a complete change in direction.
So, what is your push-up?