I was sitting on my bed as I was so tired and felt exhausted after the really hard day at school and was telling myself how I really did not fancy going to Squash that day. However, I knew that I would feel better if I would go, but still I had no motivation.
After thinking to myself for a good fifteen minutes, I realised that by going to squash I had nothing to loose. I reminded myself of how good I feel once I get there and how I always enjoy it no matter what. So I got up and got ready to go to squash, still lacking motivation.
Walking to the gym was the biggest challenge. I kept on telling myself to go home, to get into bed, watch a movie. But then again something just told me that once I get there I'll be fine. So I kept walking.
I finally go to the gym, and acknowledged the fact that I was there and there was no going back. I was still mad at myself for leaving the house but knew that the whole point of CAS is to commit to it and persevere even at the toughest of times. I put my things in the locker, and I headed towards the courts.
And just as predicted, the second I got on to that court I was in the zone and I completely forgot about the horrible day I had had at school. I realised that just a little perseverance can make someone do really beneficial things. I played my best and even stayed on for the later session.
I walked back home feeling super satisfied with my commitment to squash and was so glad that despite all the struggle of getting there, I still managed to. I got back to school and felt alleviated from the stress of before and was even able to concentrate more. This made me aware of how important exercise is in my life.