As your long ones are getting longer (or the weather is getting colder), have a list of statements that you can repeat as necessary to yourself. You're going to have discouraging thoughts slipping out from the left brain so we'll work on a way to bypass them and move into the world of the positive. Here are some examples: 

  • I have no pressure on myself. 
  • I'm going to enjoy this.
  • I'll start very slowly. 
  • The people I'm with (or are thinking about) are great.
  • Because I started slowly, I'm finishing strong. 
  • The satisfaction of doing this is unequaled.

Which is your favorite? Do you have a saying that you use when the going gets tough?