This morning, I took my first spinning class.
Somewhere between my ass being on fire, sweat piercing my eyeballs, and closing my eyes to focus on my RPM's and the blaring of "Pink"....I heard the instructor say, "COME ON...you've got 10 minutes left...10 minutes and then you go back to reality."
And that comment stuck. Why? Because it's so true.
We tend to do the same things over and over every day. We shower, brush our teeth, eat, drink, go to work, watch TV, get online, complain, make to-do lists, you name it...you know your routines/rituals.
So, in light of the 99.9% of our life that remains the same, shouldn't we push ourselves at least 10 minutes a day to do something that is harder, different, elevated, focused exclusively on ourselves?
I don't know what that looks like for you...but for me, it was 120 RPM sprint up a fake hill that seemed very real in my mind with a goal of pumping as hard as I could until my legs turned to jello. Nice way to start the morning.