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Do it anyway

by Amy Greene |

So often we do things – or more accurately, NOT do things – based on how we feel.

I don’t feel like working out. I don’t feel like making dinner. I don’t feel like looking at my money.

We sabotage our own goals and dreams because we just aren’t in the mood.

But are we EVER in the mood?

I mean, are you ever in the mood to work out? To make dinner? To look at your financial reality?

Are you ever in the mood to clean the bathroom, talk to your spouse about your debt, or go to CostCo?

Heck no!

So we put things off, say we’ll do it tomorrow, later, another day.

We justify it and say things like, “I’m tired,” or “I just don’t have it in me to talk about this right now.” Or a hundred other excuses.

And then we do it again.

And again.

And now it’s a habit.

It’s time to break that habit. It’s time to start building the muscles of discipline and of doing what needs to get done because we want the results more than the temporary discomfort.

We’ve got to do something different in order to get something different.

Case in point:

We are away from home for a few weeks, spending time with my parents and the girls. Although I’m still working, my schedule and eating habits are thrown off. I don’t have weights or a good place to workout without waking the entire house, and it’s DARK out until 7am.

I told myself I’ll work out this morning. And when I woke up – suddenly by my 5 year old jumping on my bed before 6am – I totally didn’t feel like it. I was dead asleep and in the middle of a dream.


I put my child back to bed and put my workout clothes on.

I did my normal routine of making coffee, listening to my Hallow app, and completed my gratitude journal and a little bit of work. And then it was 7am. Time to work out. I went outside and did a workout that I can totally do without weights. I worked out in the driveway and used the garden hose box as a stool to do my leg extension jumps.

I didn’t feel like it.

But I did it anyway.

Here’s the picture I sent to my husband as proof.

And now it’s far behind me. I’m awake and feeling strong. I feel accomplished.

By just doing the darn thing.

So let me ask you, what are you not feeling like doing right now? What needs to get done, what do you say you want to do but just don’t feel like it?

Do it anyway.

Every time you do it, you cast a vote for the person who gets stuff done. Who goes after their goals. Who works out, makes dinner at home, manages their money well, and cleans their home.

So tell me, what are you going to do even though you don’t feel like it?

Cheering you on as you do the thing! You’ve got this!