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Certain exercises and practices only become useful once we have repeated them a few times. We don’t only have relationships with people but also with exercises and habits. These relationships can evolve when we repeatedly do things.
The reason why people often abandon things that would ultimately be helpful is that they don’t see this relationship going anywhere. It’s sometimes hard to know when an exercise is truly not for us and we should abandon it for another one and when we need to let the relationship we have towards that exercise evolve, so it can unfold its true potential.
If pure repetition doesn’t help you to move through resistance but you really would like to establish a habit it may be helpful to honestly open up about your struggles to a peer. Sometimes an off-the-cuff remark is all you need because it can give you hope, inspiration or help you reframe.