Think about your favorite spot in the whole entire world. This could be an island on the Bahamas, a ski mountain in Vermont, a little village in Eastern Europe, a swing in your backyard, your school library – any place in the world (I just named a few of mine). Now, picture yourself in that place, and think about the comfort and gratification you feel tingling throughout your entire body when you are present at this exact spot. Now that you’ve got all the hard stuff out of the way, take this spot with you to a place that challenges you to doubt your reality. Sounds kinda impossible – right? Wrong. If you can take with you the feeling you get when you are in your favorite spot or in a peaceful, crazy, lively environment that soothes you (whatever your flavor), you can enjoy just about anything. And that includes the most dreadful spots in the entire world – the doctor’s office, a steaming, hot desert, your 9-5 job, and most specifically, THE GYM. If you can create a habit of making the gym your zen spot, or your favorite spot in the whole entire world (just by transferring your feelings), you will slowly, but surely come to realize it has its own comfort and gratification, and you will love it just as much (or maybe even more) than any other spot in the world.