There’s a reason MOTION is in EMOTION. You have to get in motion to feel the emotion.
When we don’t feel like it, that’s the right time to get into action. I’ve been an athletic person my entire life. Whether it was gymnastics or dance or running, I’ve tried to keep active.
But here’s the thing. I’ve never once wanted to do any of those things. I’ve never wanted to work out a day in my life. Not once. (Okay…maybe once after I broke my ankle and hadn’t been able to work out for a year.)
The thought of having to get up off my couch, put gym clothes on, tie up my running shoes, and start moving…it’s exhausting. There are a million other things I would rather do. Like sleep or eat.
But after it’s over, I feel proud of myself. When I did the thing I didn’t want to do, I feel nothing but pride and joy. Pure joy toward myself. Joyful me.
That’s the thing that no one tells us about creating a new habit. If we wait for the motivation or the feeling to happen before we do something, nothing will get done. Ever.
We have to put motion into the thing we don’t want to do. We can’t wait for the emotion to hit us. We can’t wait for the right time to come up. It’s never going to be a good time. We are never ever going to feel like it.
So it’s time we put the motion in to feel the emotion. Here are 5 easy ways to put the MOTION in EMOTION.