Imperfect action is better
than perfect inaction.
~ Harry S. Truman
"I don't have time"
"Maybe I will start next week"
"I am too tired, I will just fall asleep"
This is what I have been telling myself for months and months as I have been wanting to start a daily meditation practice but have stood in this same place of PERFECT INACTION 🛑
Just because I read that someone else can meditate for 30 or 60 mins, why does that mean I need to do the exact same as them?
Why isn't the 5 or 10 mins 'pocket of time' that I have good enough? 🤷🏼‍♀️
I don't know why we can be so critical of ourselves. Constantly comparing ourselves to others and letting that negative self talk take the spotlight and microphone which leads to no action 🎙
Well I asked HER to move on over, I took back the control and I decided to start meditating, not in someone else's way BUT in my way, a way that can easily become a daily ritual for me and most days that looks like 5 or 10 minutes and I am over the moon with that 😍 🧘🏻‍♀️
And you know what... it has been over 3 weeks since I first started and I have managed to make meditating a daily practice (sometimes twice a day!).
I am always open to finding new daily habits that I can stack onto my existing ones to strengthen and improve my well being 🌱 hence the reason I started looking into the benefits of taking a cold shower:
🚿 increased alertness
🚿 improves your circulation
🚿 stimulates weight loss
🚿 boosts your mood
🚿 strengthens your immune system [which is funny and contradicting as it actually feels like your shivering your way to flu like symptoms 😜]

There are a couple of methods - you can have a completely cold shower or you can do it in a short burst... I have been trialing a short burst at the end of my shower... it is FREEZING 🥶😆
I’m going to keep going with cold water showers as for me, I find that when I challenge myself both physically and mentally, it is so rewarding and pays off for the rest of my day / night 🙏🏻
Training myself to find comfort in the discomfort 💗

Be kind to yourself. Give yourself credit for wanting to bring forth change into your life but most importantly... act on it. Don't get stuck in a state of comparison and thinking that you aren't doing a good job... because I am here to tell you that you are ❣️
And in the words of Tina Turner 🎤
“You’re simply the best,
You’re better than all the rest,
You're better than anyone,
Anyone, I’ve ever met” 💝

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