EMBRACE THE MAGIC OF THE 45-SECOND BURN
Fitness freaks will be familiar with interval training. We all know that the 'gains' are made and tested in those 45 seconds of absolute crap, and the 15 seconds of rest are there to prepare us for the next 45 seconds of absolute crap.
Can you tell I hate working out? Well, life is one never-ending interval training session. I am learning to stop hanging onto the 15 seconds of rest, never wanting it to end, and embrace the 45 seconds of bullshit that brings out my magic—or abs!
LET GO OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
If I’m too focused on what I had, I’ll miss what I’m getting. I’ve learnt that grasping onto my comfort zone meant that I missed all the beautiful possibilities of hanging out in the unknown.
As I get older, the more loosely I hold onto my plans, and the more tightly I hold on to my childlike wonder.
So whether you're alone in the country, or in a house full of riotous kids, whether you've lost your dream job or took a 20 per cent hit to your income, whatever your reality, you have the capacity to lean into the discomfort.
You have the power to decide that nothing is going to stop you from experiencing life the way you want it.
As for me, 2020 has been epic and when that milestone rolls around in August, you can bet your tail that—because of the mindset that got me through redundancy and lockdown—I'll be 30, flirty, and THRIVING!