Tips for Having a Better Challenge (when things get rough)
I'm thinking about you guys today, and how I can help the whole team have a better Challenge.
Here's one of the concepts that helps me a ton: pursuing the habits with consistency rather than intensity.
In other words, I think it's more important to do a habit every day in SOME form than to do that habit every day in its OPTIMAL form. How might this look?
Well, I've been sick this week. Stuffed up, just feeling badly. I'm also a sprinter, lifter type of athlete. I can't get in exercise as I usually define it (high intensity blasts) because my lungs would collapse and I'd cough all over the place.
So, what does exercise become? A 10-minute walk.
Flexibility is usually done with a foam roller, bands, lacrosse balls, and a lot of focus and effort. Problem is, I'm in Los Angeles for a bunch of meetings, and I have none of that stuff. So in the name of preserving the habit, I found another way: straddles, toe touches, and some neck/shoulder/knee circles.
I think 42 days of perfection would be awesome. It would also be nearly impossible. Instead, think of how you might get consistency in your habits, and especially, what you might do when your habit cannot take its optimal form.