Hard to Get Started Again

Yesterday was definitely a Monday. I had taken Sunday off from working out—because it’s healthy to take one day off a week. But Monday came around and I absolutely didn’t want to work out…or eat healthy…or do anything I should.

So instead of going into the gym, I took our son’s dog, Cosmo, on a long—vigorous—walk.

It was the best thing I could have done! Getting out into God’s creation and breathing in the fresh air revitalized my flagging enthusiasm and energy. And Cosmo was really happy too.

I learned a good lesson. Even when I don’t feel like it, I need to do something healthy. Moving gets those mood-enhancing endorphins stirring and the world looks much brighter when I get up off the couch.

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Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. In keeping up with the leading edge of al things digital, Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her first book, Social Media Marketing for Writers took less than a month to move into the best-seller category on Amazon. As a sought after writing instructor, her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. Edie is also the Social Media Coach for My Book Therapy. She’s a member of numerous professional writing organizations, including the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, The Christian Writer’s View I and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a regular contributor on NovelRocket.com, a Writers Digest top 101 websites for writers, as well as a regular columnist in Southern Writers Magazine. Married 30+ years to her high school sweetheart, Kirk, they have raised three sons.

One thought on “Hard to Get Started Again”

  1. Oh you are so right, I have been struggling all day with my body saying no no no and my brain going yes you are….lol.

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