Do you have 10 minutes to spare?
In the grand scheme of our day, 10 minutes isn’t a lot of time, but having the discipline to set aside that time and do something for yourself can make a huge difference. Take a 10 minute walk for example: Start your day by going outside, no scrolling on your phone, just walk and be present.
These 10 minutes don’t have to only be about improving your health or getting your steps in, but your body will thank you for the MOVEMENT! Walking is a low impact way to exercise that almost anyone can do. Move your body, breathe in some fresh air, and get some sunshine.
Use the 10 minutes as time to be alone, gather your thoughts and start your day with a good MINDSET. Instead of turning off the alarm clock, rolling out of bed, and starting your day as soon as your feet hit the floor, slow down and spend some time setting your intentions before you start. It doesn’t have to be ground breaking, in fact even setting an intention as simple as wanting to handle the day’s challenges with less stress and frustration can help you start on the right foot.
Your body might be able to go from 0 to 100, but that doesn’t mean it needs to. After you wake up, sit down and find your MOTIVATION to start your day. Grab a piece of paper and write down your “why,” write down what motivates you to put in the work every day so that you can build towards your future.
Think of the 10 minutes as an investment in yourself, one that you’re depositing into every single day to compound into a stronger life. Over the course of 30 days, 10 minutes could add up to 15 miles of extra movement, 300 minutes of setting your intentions for your life, or 30 pages of motivation for you to look back on. There will always be obstacles that come up. The weather, not enough time, etc. Obstacles and challenges will never disappear from life, but it’s up to YOU to decide that you won’t let those obstacles get in the way.
Start today and be willing to take the small steps, 10 minutes at a time.