When you make a commitment to showing up consistently, it can be incredibly challenging on the days when you don’t feel like it.
When you feel low or you feel blue, when you want to take a break and escape from responsibilities just for a little while, it can be difficult not to hide away.
On the days when you feel good, vibrant and full of energy, showing up requires little of you. It’s easy and it’s something you’re in the mood to do.
But I think sometimes we fall into relying too much on how we feel to determine what we do. Of course I wouldn’t advocate for doing things that will make you miserable. However, sometimes the good feeling comes after you begin, like with exercise.
If you rely on feeling good to do it, you’d probably never get it done. And so the best thing you can do is focus on things like being consistent and committed instead
If someone told you that giving up Netflix for 30 days and focusing on your project/thing instead was all you needed to do to reach your goal, could you do it? And more importantly, would you?
Sometimes those 30 days of commitment, consistency and focus are all you need to get the ball in motion, simply based on how it feels.
It feels good to turn plans into actions and work towards bringing a vision to life.
So think about something that is taking up time but isn’t adding much to your life and make the choice to let it go.
It doesn’t have to be permanent, make it an experiment and see if anything changes.
There’s a line from an oasis song that goes ‘you can’t get a life if your hearts not in it” It’s funny how a moody 90s band can just totally get you.
I’ve been thinking about how sometimes it’s easy to create things from a place of heart and feeling but other days not so much.
But then I thought, is it always necessary?
Does everything that you do have to be you pouring out from your core?
Or can you just write, create and express without doing so.
I’ve managed to remain consistent and committed to blogging daily which has always been my goal and will always be my focus.
However, I never considered how I would feel towards the things I’d written or if I’d be content with a lack of heart in the words I was sharing.