The strange thing about time is that if you can get your brain invested in something for just a short time and spark interest, time evaporates.
2 minutes becomes 20.
If we believe this can be true for anything then we have a choice. We can use the time to create new, positive habits that enhance our lives or putter around in the “binge” vortex and waste it away.
It’s actually a choice and one that is controlled by creating easy barriers to hop over at the beginning.
If we’d rather read, don’t try to read for an hour and just carve out a couple of minutes. If we’re trying to improve our health and workout more then opt for a 5-minute jog versus running a 5k.
Eventually, we’ll start to get in the rhythm of the new habit and might surprise ourselves that we decide to go at it for much longer.
But putting that large goal out there on day one almost always makes us avoid it and find something easier to do.
Next time, if we lower the hurdle and just start to inch forward we’ll have much more success in finding out what we are capable of accomplishing.