It’s summertime.

All I want to do is play and hang out in the sun and I am not in the mood to hustle and get things done… but whine all I want, it is not going to get done by itself.

I know that I need my “A game” these next two weeks as I finish up a project and prepare for my retreat in California. What’s in the way? My feelings. I don’t feel like it. I don’t feel inspired. I don’t feel like staying inside when the weather is so nice. I just want to play, and work feels like a big obligation instead of an opportunity.

So what’s the founder of spiritual fitness do when she doesn’t feel like doing what she needs to do? Suck it up and do it.

Well that’s not exactly the whole story. Yes, suck it up and do it, but I also know that if I try to create from a state of blah then I get blah. If I want to create something that is inspiring, uplifting and can truly help people, I have to be in an inspired state myself. I have to think from not about what I am teaching.

So what do I do? I literally do intenSati. I do affirmations with movement to awaken a peak inspired state and instead of forcing myself to do what I don’t feel like doing, I get myself into a state where I feel I can do anything.

So this whole week on my daily livestreams, I will be asking you to join me to bring your A game as well. I asked:

  • What have you been putting off because you don’t feel like doing it?
  • What could you get done this week that would make you feel like a winner and frankly even surprise you?
  • What could you start to tackle this week that would free you from so many unnecessary feelings of dread, and improve your quality of life starting right now?

The answers on today’s livestream were:

  • I want to unclutter my closet
  • I want to start exercising
  • I want to start eating more healthfully
  • I want to make a dentist appointment
  • I want to eat more fiber
  • I want to finish a project
  • I want to clean my house
  • I want to lose weight

I then asked every one to write one specific and measurable goal they had for today that would move them forward in this area. Remember that in order to succeed, you have to write down what it is you plan to do in a specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable and time-bound way. For example:

  • I will invest 60 minutes once a day until I finish uncluttering my closet.
  • I will start exercising 5 minutes every day this week and do more if I feel like it.
  • I will eat one apple and drink 8 glasses of water today.

Don’t make your goal so big it makes you feel like procrastinating even more. Make your goal for today’s action enough to make you proud you got started, but not so big you that will want to put it off again.

So what will you commit to doing today?