2 Minute Drill For Consistency

As we’ve spoken about before, consistency is king in this game.⁣ ⁣ The accumulation of sessions is what yields long-term results.⁣ ⁣ The most important thing is simply showing up.⁣ ⁣ It’s less important what you do or how hard you work.⁣ ⁣ In saying that, there’s going to be times where you can’t be bothered. We all go through it – it doesn’t matter if you’re an elite athlete or Joe Shmoe down the street – you’re going to feel this way at some point. So it’s handy to have a few ways to deal with it.⁣ ⁣ One way, is the 2 minute drill:⁣ ⁣ Next time this feeling pops up and you’re searching for every excuse to miss training, tell yourself this – ‘I’m just going to do X for 2 minutes’.⁣

By doing so, you break your end goal – completing the training session – down into something small and manageable. You could do just about anything for 2 minutes.⁣ ⁣ If you start to think about the session in its entirety i.e. the 10km run, the time it’s going to take, and the exhaustion you’re going to feel; or the 10 minute ice bath, the extreme cold and the discomfort you’re going to endure. It becomes overwhelming and you skip it entirely.⁣ ⁣ On the other hand, if you start the session by thinking – ‘I’m just going to run up the street or I’m only staying in the cold tub for 2 minutes’ – once that 2 minutes is up, you’ll find yourself eager to keep going. You’ll be happy you started. And you’ll end up completing the 10km run or the 10 minute ice bath.⁣ ⁣ We don’t regret the training sessions we do. We regret the ones we skip.⁣ ⁣ If training is not so much of a problem for you, then you might want to try this for stretching or foam rolling – relate it to nutrition or to meditating – use it for reading or studying. Find an area you want to improve and focus purely on the first 2 minutes. ⁣ ⁣ Often getting started – just showing up – is the hardest part of the session. If you can do that then you’re well on our way to completing it and ticking off another days training. #one22


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