Boy, howdy …

Monday, I woke up feeling … (uh, excuse my French) … shitty.

Gotta be honest about it.

I just wasn’t feeling very good.

My lower back was killing me; I felt tired and sluggish; kinda down in the mouth.

Felt old, and a little discouraged.

This damn heat wave may have had something to do with it, but it was just one of those days, man, one of those days.

Over the weekend, I had made plans to step up my morning routine a little bit by adding a morning walk three times a week. Actually, I made that plan a week or two ago but failed to follow through with it.

Gotta be honest.

And I nearly did that again Monday.

But I didn’t …

I got my ass up and out the door, did a 40-minute walk, came back and finished my morning routine of positive messages, journaling, and meditation, and at some point, something just clicked inside and I felt better. It was kinda like flipping a light switch. I just felt better, and the day went well.

Quite a change from the past when waking up feeling shitty continued all day long. There was a time when I didn’t just have bad days, but bad weeks. Bad months. Maybe even bad years.

I was a slave to my own negative mind.

I had no idea I could learn to manage my thoughts and do something about them.

This morning, I felt a lot better than Monday, but after listening to a positive message while I lay there in bed, one of those negative thoughts knocked on the door, saying, “C’mon, man, I don’t feel like going for a walk.”

So what did I do?

I did it, anyway.

Just ignored that stupid little voice and got it done.

It’s not rocket science.

Do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it.

That’s pretty much all there is to it.

Take action.

Ain’t nothin’ gonna change by doin’ nothin’ …

You can do it!