Manufacture Your Day by FINDING A WAY

Lately I have found myself more committed than ever to become the best person I can be.

Excuses are always available. It is just so easy to give an explanation why you can’t do something. Many people live in “excucity”. No passion for life but tons of excuses.

I admit that it is tough to work on living and breathing your commitments. Life gets in the way and it can be tough.

As you may already know, at the moment I train for the Toronto Marathon. People keep asking me, “Karin, how do you train in this cold weather?”, “Did you really run in this wind?”, “How do you manage to get your runs in during the week?”, “How can you get up at 5am?”, or my favourite “Didn’t you run 30 km on the weekend and now you have to run again?”

Yes, that’s what you have to do when you train for a marathon. I started to train in January and up until now I ran 640 km as part of my training in 2018. Nothing great comes easy.

This is character building. This is how I develop mental strength. Doing the things that very few people do. Doing the things that you don’t feel like doing but doing them anyways. Training your mind to get through difficult times no matter what.

Of course you don’t have to train for a marathon (even though it would change your life) but here is how you can start dropping some of your excuses at home and/or at work:

  • Set a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) goal that is important to YOU
  • Make an action plan
  • Follow your action plan
  • Record your data
  • Fuel yourself with good thoughts, good food and enough water throughout the day
  • Be active and surround yourself with positive people (stress management)
  • Hold yourself accountable (or find an accountability partner)
  • Keep working towards your goal

Difficult? Absolutely.

Possible? 100%.

Side effects may include increased happiness, improved health and well-being. 


Are you ready to move away from “excucity”? I welcome you into my world. 

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