You are not going to be able to bring the same level of dedication, energy, and effort every time you work on your new wellness habit.
Please don’t let that discourage you.
Some days you will be excited and energy-filled, other days you’ll be a bit tired and worn-out and you’ll barely have any energy to put into the project.*
If you are leaning toward the latter, it’s ok to give it your some.
I know, I know, there’s an awful lot of talk out there about how you have to ‘give it your all’ if you want to progress.
Maybe that approach works for some people (if it works for you, have at it!) but, for a lot of new exercisers, that phrase drags us into all-or-nothing thinking. We get stuck on the idea that if we can’t go all in, we shouldn’t bother at all.
But if you approach your wellness practice with the idea that giving it your *some* is an option, you’ll probably have more success with habit-building.
So, you don’t jump around in this workout. That’s not the end of the world.
Maybe your meditation session is only 2 minutes long. That’s not a crisis either.
Perhaps you only do 5 reps today. No problem!
Even by giving it your some, you still held on to your practice. You kept room for it in your mind and in your schedule.
There’s no downside there. Something is better than nothing!**
So, whether today is a go-all-in day or a give-it-your-some day, here’s your gold star for your efforts.
*Rest is also an important option, of course. I trust that you will know which option to take on a given day.
**I count rest, especially consciously-chosen rest as doing something, by the way. Rest is an important part of the cycle, even if it feels weird to think of it that way.