I post the article from Gretchen Rubin. It is a part of her Interview with Greer Hendricks. I think she reveals some insights to which everyone can link themselves. They might be the most general type of advice but the hardest ones to do in reality. This morning I read this piece and I contemplated on it for my own weaknesses that I think I should get rid of. I completely agree with Greer that the only way past is to go through it, be humbly brave to stand up to it.
Gretchen: What’s a simple habit or activity that consistently makes you happier or more productive?
Greer: Exercise. I work out first thing in the morning usually seven days a week — a mixture of running, interval weight training and yoga (which I do with my husband on Sundays). I find that no matter what curveballs are thrown at me during the day I am much better equipped to handle them if I’ve moved my body.
Gretchen: Is there a particular motto or saying that you’ve found very helpful? (e.g., I remind myself to “Be Gretchen.”) Or a quotation that has struck you as particularly insightful? Or a particular book that has stayed with you?
Greer: The only way past it is through it. When I dread a task — filling out tricky insurance forms, a challenging rewrite or a difficult conversation — I remind myself of these words and forge forward. Also, one of my favorite mottos is one I learned from you: accept yourself, and expect more from yourself.