Daily Movement Prompts, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 edition: Simple vs. Easy
Some things in life are Simple but they are not necessarily Easy. “Do this habit” might seem a straightforward and simple instruction. But it’s not always easy to build a new habit. From learning to put the mail away when you walk in the door (if paperwork is your struggle) or building a habit to wash or rinse the dishes (if cleaning dishes is your struggle) or remembering where your keys are (if misplacing them is your struggle)… Simple is not always Easy.
If you’re feeling discouraged about a habit that’s not sticking yet, could it be because you thought that if it’s simple it would also be easy? Remember to be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself if you haven’t accomplished everything you wanted to.
Instead, let’s pick one Easy thing and then maybe get back to that Simple (but kind of Difficult) habit afterwards. Later, you can look at one Simple habit are you trying to build, but it’s possibly proving to be harder than you thought.
What is one Easy thing you could do today for movement? Let’s bag a success. Let’s see if we can do one EASY thing and check it off as done. (Who knows? You might find one easy thing so simple, that you might build your habits on these easy tasks.)