The other day I rolled out of bed at 5.50 am (my regular resurrection for a week day), showered and dressed and then slowly walked to my living room to practice my 20 minute standing practice called ’embrace the tree posture’.
During that walk I heard voices in my head:
“Do it later”
“I’m too tired”
“I can’t be bothered”
But before the voices got too loud I somehow managed to set the countdown timer and move into the ’embrace the tree’ posture.
Twenty minutes later the timer sounded and as I raised myself out of the posture it felt really good. I’d completed my early morning Tai Chi schedule despite those negative voices in my head.
Normally I quickly move into position to train before the voices can talk me out of it, but for some reason this morning I hadn’t done that.
Training is a lot easier when I act before I think.