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Choosing When I'm Sweating

Choosing where I’m sweating = Alignment over effort

Last Monday morning, I was not quite in the mood to go back to work after a long weekend spent playing and going on adventures with the kids. My head was full of twirling thoughts as I was staring at a super long to-do list. I was totally indecisive about how to attack the day and completely unmotivated to tackle the things that had to be done.

I realized I needed to dramatically change my state. I needed to put myself first. I needed to treat myself to something extremely valuable: alignment!

Before I played one note or sent one email, I laced up my shoes and went for a nice long (slow) run. I listened to my favorite songs, got my blood flowing, let my thoughts sort themselves, and allowed new ideas to take over. I came back home with a clear plan of action and a true drive to get started.

Running gets me invigorated and inspired al