Pace Yourself

This is a part of the series of posts that tie back to the 11 Life Lessons I Learned From Running.

I have a tendency to start out too fast, whether it’s running or my new pet project. I expend all of my energy quickly, wearing myself out too soon.

When running, I have to sing to myself (or find some properly paced music) and match my step to the beat. Though it feels too slow at first, it quickly begins to feel right (and then becomes too fast on the hills!)

Like running, I have to create a “pace” in life. Most often I do this in the form of entries in my todo list/planner. While one setp forward (task) a day can seem slow at first, it also helps me to push through on the days when I don’t feel like doing anything. One step a day quickly builds momentum; after a month you can look back and see what all you have accomplished.

After some practice, the habit is built and I get better at setting tasks that fit in the time I have available.

3 thoughts on “Pace Yourself

  1. Walter says:

    Setting up a task each day is a very powerful approach. That’s what I’ve been employing when working on my goals. It’s very effective and I have accomplished many things using this approach. 🙂

  2. Matthew says:

    It’s amazing how much one can accomplish one step at a time! While it can seem horribly slow, it doesn’t take long at all to look back and surprise yourself about how far you’ve come. Congrats on your accomplishments!

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