I’m someone who has a hard time getting to the gym. It’s a ridiculously short drive away (or a 2.5 km run), but the mental effort required to get me there is unreal.
Enter: the partial solution.
Last week when I was really not inclined to go to the gym, I decided to go for a run instead. It was just a short one, but I felt energized. I had done some exercise, and it had only taken up 20 minutes of my time.
While on that run, I was listening to the Simple show, and it referenced the idea of partial solutions. Serendipitous much?
Anyways, all this to say that sometimes doing just a little bit of something is better than not doing it at all.