As I have been trying to be diligent to complete my goal of 300 workouts this year, there have been days where I just plain do not feel like working out. On those days I try to at least hit the treadmill for 20 minutes to put forth a minimal effort. And, let's be honest, I want to be able to put that check mark on my chart. But it seems that once I am on that machine, 20 minutes really goes by quickly and I get to the end and think to myself, just finish the song you're on. This usually adds just a few minutes of exercise, but I figure every little bit helps.
The more this has happened, the more I've been thinking of that phrase in my mind, "Just finish the song." And as I ponder, I feel that there are a lot of applications to this in my life to be fully present in the moment instead of just partially there, distracted with something that will need my attention in another hour, day, month or year. Just finishing a commitment that I started. Just finishing folding the end of that load of laundry before moving on to something else. Just finishing the day strong with my kids instead of pulling back when my husband returns from work. Just finishing the task or project now that isn't urgent now, but may be by tomorrow.
And it makes me wonder what other songs are playing in my life and how can I "finish the song" and finish strong?