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Do Something Every Day

One of the main keys to being successful at anything is to make related habits. If you wanted to start reading more, establishing habits like reading before bed or taking a book with you when you travel would help you meet that goal a lot quicker. Not only will you be reading during those times, but it would remind you about reading and get you more interested in books in general. As a result, you will find additional time to read as well.

Fitness is no diferent. It doesn’t have to be something big, or take a long time. Just getting into the habit of doing something fitness-related every day will help keep you focused on your goals. It will also become a habit and you’ll barely notice you’re doing it. Not to mention the obvious benefits it will have on your health.

For example, every morning when I wake up I take 10 minutes to do some stretching and light exercises for my abs. Regardless of whether I’m going to be going to the gym that day or not, I do this routine every morning. And every month or so, I’ll add to it. Make it a bit harder. But still keep it at about 10 minutes.

It can be a 10 minute fast-walk. Or doing  some pushups and crunches. It can be at anytime during the day, but it should be the same time every day. Start with something basic to ensure you will actually do it every day. This is not a workout. You shouldn’t be sweating, aching or dreading it. 5-12 minutes maximum.

After a few days, you will begin to look forward to it. It will bring you a sense of calm and keep you grounded.

Start today. What’s it gonna be?