I was up until well past midnight last night, feeling not so good. I ate too much at a dinner, and I had stomach cramps for a while. I woke this morning feeling like my eyes were pasted shut, and I felt dehydrated. I wanted to get up, have some water, wait for the coffee shop to open, and sleep in until the cruddiness wore off.
I did my taiji anyway. Then I had water, and re-balanced my body. And I feel better now.
There are all kinds of things we don’t want to do. Getting up after a hard night out, and bending and stretching our bodies at quarter of six in the morning is one of them. Do it anyway. Make it a priority. Even if you feel like crud, you’ll feel better when you’re done.