We’ve all probably noticed how we feel this compulsion to make announcements online about what we’re getting up to in our lives.
Towards the end of last year I decided to de-clutter my social media. I felt this need to post about it on Twitter, to put it out there that I was at a point where I wanted to clear up my feed as I follow so many accounts that I don’t ever interact with or have much interest in the content what they post.
But then I stopped myself because I realised that I didn’t need to announce what I was doing, I just needed to do it.
This concept was one I came up with around 5 years ago. It’s the idea that things have a way of balancing themselves out, with no effort.
For example, the thing that you put all your efforts into doesn’t work out but you don’t end up with nothing. It’s like the universe gives you exchange and you end up with something else instead.
The best part is, it’s often something better or something you hadn’t even considered.
It always surprises me how at the same time as being inconsistent and undisciplined with some things, I manage to be the opposite in other areas.
Writing, gratitude and drinking water are all daily practices that I manage to keep with a fair amount of ease. After a terrible nights sleep when I wake up feeling fatigue and my eyes are sunken, I still manage to say ‘I’m grateful for blah, blah, blah…’ at least a couple of times.
When it comes to writing, not a day goes by that I don’t write on my phone, paper or even mentally, just thinking and plan things out.
But on the flip-side there are a long list of things I’ve wanted to become daily or even just regular habits and somehow they never seem to stick.
Perhaps it’s because they require more effort, they’ll result in me having to put myself out there more or maybe I’m just not committed enough.
Whatever the case is, I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to develop new daily practices, starting with this blog.
See you tomorrow.