We often think that in order to gain benefit from movement, we have to be working for over an hour, sweating hard and feeling like our lungs are on fire… but that’s not the case. And many of you will agree that having to spend a full hour training can sometimes be the factor that prevents you from getting out the door at all.
Atomic Habits author James Clear says “be great in the smallest of ways”, and this is definitely something that I can subscribe to. When we’re trying to put a plan together, when we’re trying to get fitter, when we’re trying to be more active, oftentimes we’ll say ‘oh I don’t have time to get out and do a 30 minute walk’ or ‘I don’t have time to get out and do a 40 minute run’ or ‘I don’t have an hour to go to the gym so I won’t do it at all’.
Our need to do everything perfectly can prevent us from doing anything at all, and achieving success in the smallest of ways. So your challenge or your task for today is to be great in the smallest of ways.