This happens to me all the time. Especially since I work from home, and I have no one really telling me that I need to get to work, or I need to get shit done. In fact, I could spend my entire day contemplating the length of my fingernails, and no one would be the wiser. That's one of the dilemmas of people like me, who work from home, who are creative, who need to get in the mood to create shit, and who sometimes are just not in the mood to do anything. Just today, as I psyched myself up to write this blog post, I spent 3 hours procrastinating in the following manner. I read manga on a couch that got more and more comfortable as time went on, took a 15 minute nap, cut my fingernails, ate my lunch, drank some coconut water, read some more manga, browsed Facebook for something (anything, please God). Finally, I sat down on…
There are so many options in this beautiful world of ours. So many things we can try and do. That sometimes we end up doing nothing. We try and start a number of items. And we end up completing none.
Since I initiated the 30 Day Consistency Challenge for my loyal subscribers, I have had many tell me their stories of starting and never finishing. They call consistency the beast they never conquered. The monster that sits under their bed mocking their non-finished items.
I don’t want us to give consistency so much power by calling it a monster. We are the masters here of our own habits. Or at least we should be.
In my own life, I have found there are seven things I have to focus upon in order to stay consistent. Call them habits, or thought patterns. Whatever they are, they are necessary for me to stay on the consistency bandwagon. (more…)