Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind. I will exercise it daily when I need the urge to act for any purpose; and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily.
~ Bruce Lee
I’m was not kidding about the title – there are times nowadays that I find myself slipping back into the old habit of just sitting there, doing nothing. Often ending up going on Youtube to watch Justice League episodes (Not a bad show, by the way!) or Starcraft 2 casts and replays. Though I understand that there’s a joke circulating around the web that people nowadays spend as much as 20% of their days getting distracted while online, what I’m talking about is the act of simply not listening to yourself when you want or need to do something.
You know that voice? No not the one in your head – the one in your gut. Listen to that. Yes, that voice; the gut voice. The one that does not head to your thoughts. For some of us males, we called this strategy “follow your balls.” A somewhat misleading statement but somehow whenever I say those three words I get the picture.
One way that I am combating my lethargy is this; I try to stay out of the house as much as possible. If I stay it feels as if my energy gets sapped away and I’m left with a shell of a person that was me. When I’m out, I feel *a little* more productive.
Another way I am doing this I settle myself down. Breathing in, breathing out; allowing the whole body-mind system align with itself and plug into where I am and how I am. When I do this, it’s the beginning of my willpower coming into action. Granted I’m only beginning, and I have a long way to go and I have many, many obstacles to conquer on my path…
But this is a start.