You can do anything for 1 minute.

Today’s post is short and sweet. But also extremely powerful.

It’s a simple mantra to use when you’re doing anything that is a struggle. Anything you just want to give up on.

I can do anything for 5 breaths.

I can do anything for 30 Minutes.

I can do anything for an hour.

For me it started with yoga. I would be in warrior two and the burn would start to set in.  Most of the time you are only in a pose for about 5 breaths. So I started telling myself, I can do anything for 5 breaths.  It’s only 5 breaths.  That is nothing in a lifetime.  Just 5 breaths.

Then it transitioned to lifting. I can do anything for 15 reps.  It’s only 15 reps.

Then cardio. I can do anything for 30 minutes.  What’s 30 minutes in a lifetime.  Nothing.  I can do 30 minutes.

It’s a simple mindset change. A way of seeing the bigger picture.  What’s 5 breaths?  What’s 30 Minutes?  What’s an hour compared to a lifetime?  Nothing.

So next time you find yourself struggling on your mat, in the gym, at an interview, giving a presentation, remind yourself it’s just a tiny spec of your life. It’s just 1 minute. You can do anything for 1 minute.

 

Lifestyle

Author: bonjourb.

dreamer. writer. yogi. Francophile.

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