I turn on the TV and drag my elliptical trainer into the middle of the room. I really don’t want to exercise today. I groan and mutter under my breath as I turn on Netflix. What I really want to do is take a long nap or maybe just drink some more coffee.
Exercise, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the way I feel when I’m working out and living in a healthy way. My blood sugar becomes easier to handle, I have more energy, clothes fit better. 😉 But sometimes I just don’t feel like doing the work. Sometimes I feel too tired, too busy. It’s those times when I remind myself that working out today pays off tomorrow. Chances are if I eat well and exercise today, my blood sugar will be stable tomorrow and I’ll feel more energized in the other tasks I have to do.
I’m not saying that there aren’t days I skip or days when there really isn’t enough time to work it in but getting into the habit of working out and eating right, even when I don’t feel like it, pays off.
I think it’s the same for writing and any other task you have to do.
“I hate writing, I love having written.” Dorothy Parker
I don’t know if I feel this way completely but I do understand the feeling. Sometimes I really don’t feel like writing. Sometimes I just want to take that nap, drink one more cup of coffee, and forget that looming deadline! But each day that I sit down in front of that laptop, it gets easier and I make progress. Writing today pays off tomorrow and the next day and the next day after that.
I know I harp on this subject a lot and it’s probably because I’m a perfectionist and a procrastinator so I’m preaching to the choir. Ha!
Do you have a love/hate relationship with writing? Do you find it hard to get into the habit of writing? Honestly, I really do like a good deadline, especially when it’s not just self-imposed. 🙂
I hope all of you are having a great week so far!