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Jul 07, 2019 12:19:03

Just Get Out Of The House!

by @jacklyons PATRON | 222 words | 🐣 | 127💌

Jack Lyons

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It's a beautiful day today and there's absolutely no reason to stay inside. Thankfully, I found the stamina to get off my butt and go for a bike ride out to the mountains and then on to a beautiful hiking trail into the wilderness.  I had the entire place to myself and absolutely loved it. I just wish I could  convince my lazy-self that things like this are worth it - all it takes is getting out of the house!

The thing that makes it hard is that I'm never sure what it's going to be like or how the day will pan out. My primal (aka lazy) brain is just thinking "why not just stay at home where it's safe and comfortable". The world out there is full of unknowns  ... why risk it eh?

I wish there was a way to appreciate the "investment" in one's self ahead of time. It's always in retrospect - after the body is moving and sweat is running, endorphins flowing - that I think about how great it is to be outside.

I suppose all there is to do is just think about how good you will feel afterwards and how good you felt on previous occasions ... right? What about you, do you have any other strategies to get your butt off the couch and outta the house?

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    @jacklyons - When my son was younger, I'd ask him to take me for a walk -- as if I were a little dog. He used to do it on demand, now -- he's only a little shy of eye-rolling. 🙄 ( so, I've trained myself to just go out thinking -- "go slow, don't go to impress, be curious about how each muscle is going to feel" -- and it works.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 07, 2019 15:56:13
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