So, if you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that I started a 30-day blog challenge back in June, which I successfully completed. I was so pumped that I continued sharing daily….until this weekend. For two days, I did not post. I fell out of my habit.
I feel I had reason – two, actually. While neither is very good, they both involve the need to step back and recharge. Friday, I spoke at a meeting that took a good portion of the day, and then I went dancing at a line dance event where I could see old friends and do dances I don’t often get to do. Saturday, plans wound up taking an unexpected turn when I decided to go to Universal and just chill (it was sooooo hot and it seemed everyone was on their phone trying to find Pokeman so it wasn’t as chill as I expected).
While I recognize the need to sit back and to regroup, I also recognize the importance of not letting this become the fall-back habit, which would be easy to do considering our subconscious tries to lure us back there in the ease and comfortableness it feels. I need to remember the challenge I answered in the first place. This is what helps when we fall off the wagon, so to speak – focus on your why and answering to noone else but the self – we can be very harsh critics; the way to quiet this is to do what you set out to do, and then keep on celebrating each day’s success.
I feel rested and re-motivated; if it can work for me, it can work for you, too. Remember, the brain needs reinforcement and consistency so the more you do, the more success you will have.
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Great blog Barbara. I too did a 30 day blog challenge and it was an awesome experience to complete it. Since then I’ve kept the one-a-day habit going and now am at a point where I look forward to it more than dread sitting down to write. Thanks for sharing – DMS
How great to hear, Daniel, as answering to ourselves is very compelling. The gratitude challenge I mentioned, and completed, led me to now being on Day 350. What type of writing are you doing?
That’s awesome!! Most of my writing is focused on personal development and life lessons that have helped me that I want to share with the world. I also do a lot of speaking, so many of my blog topics are used in front of live audiences too 🙂