Is The Pursuit Of Perfection Preventing You From Taking Action?

June 30, 2023

I often get questions like…

  • Is it better to exercise in the morning or evening?
  • Is it better to workout at least 3-4x a week?
  • Is it better to do the mid morning classes and bring my child, or not?

If you google these things you will find data that might support one viewpoint over the other, depending what you are looking at. 

A different PERSPECTIVE 

But heres a slightly different perspective to consider… If you are are struggling to exercise at all, or exercise consistently (ie. are a never ending yoyo with your exercise habits), getting lost in these finite details often gets in the way of taking action.

If the pursuit of perfection is preventing you from taking action then the pursuit of that perfection is NOT serving you.

Sure, there are likely to be a list of reasons why working out in the morning might be beneficial, or getting to multiple classes a weel is beneficial, or coming without your child is beneficial… BUT if the best time, for you to find time, is an evening class once a week, or a mid morning class with your child in tow twice a week, the ‘imperfect’ workout you’re doing consistently will always beat the ‘perfect’ workout done inconsistently.

Information OVERWHELM 

I think part of the problem is we kinda become perpetual information gatherers and spend waaayyy too much of our time trying to figure out how to do it juuuussstt right instead of spending that time learning how to do it in a way that works for us.

The fact that you don’t know if a morning workout or evening workout is best isn’t what’s preventing you from exercising. So reading a blog post detailing 4 morning workout hacks, or outlining the perfect morning routine (that includes working out) isn’t going to be the solution.

Find what works for YOU

What you need is actual behaviour change that allows you to incorporate these health promoting behaviours into your life in a way that fits YOUR life best. Because the fact of the matter is, the difference in health benefits of a morning work out versus evening is minuscule. But the difference in health benefits from working out zero to one day a week, or exercising inconsistently to exercising consistently, is HUGE!

Where you need to focus you time energy and attention is where YOU are going to see the most benefit. 

Meaning instead of getting lost in the minute details of what us ‘BEST’, meet yourself where you are currently at and spend your time discovering what works best for you.



You May Also Like…

6 Warming Winter Recipes

6 Warming Winter Recipes

As much as the cool change in weather and winter rains are always glorious to receive, it can also get a little trying...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.