Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What if I were consistent?

I would be unstoppable if only I could manage a certain amount of consistency in my actions. Instead, I am gung-ho off the start and burn myself out shortly thereafter. I do this with everything in life. I've done this with school, with reading, with fitness, with writing, with friends, with family, with playing the guitar, with work, with self care, with blogging, with everything. Yes my way allows me to gather many experiences that others might not be able to have if they're focused on one thing for an extended duration of time but it also sets me up for disappointment. 

Lately, I've found myself in one of those ebb portions of the cycle. For the past two weeks, I've had a lackluster interest in just about everything. Friends are getting on my nerves (hurting my feelings), family is in my life and not in my life and it's all very confusing for me. I haven't tracked any of my food or my fitness. I haven't been writing or journaling like I prefer. I haven't been cooking or sleeping or reading or exercising very much. I haven't been reading any of your fabulous blogs out there that I usually look forward to on a daily basis. I just haven't been fully participating in my own life.

What if I were to consistently do those things that I know make me happy? What if I read every day? What if I wrote every day? What if I cooked whole, healthful foods everyday? What if I exercised every day? What if I got 8 hours of sleep every night?

What would my world look life I did those things more regularly?

First and foremost, I think I'd be consistently happier. That's a no-brainer. I'd have more energy. I might take more notice of my surroundings and have a deeper appreciation for the goings on in my world. I might pay closer attention to the journey and not find myself so focused on the destination. I might lose more weight. I might find more joy in my friendships. I might realize more success in this blog and in my work. I might actually sleep better if I maintained consistency in the other areas. I might just be a better person for myself and for those that I care about.

What would your world look like if you were more consistent?


  1. gosh if I was consistant I would have been at goal months ago! I do the same thing... I do awesome and then I sabatage myself. I do this with friends too :(

  2. How funny that you write this...Today not only was I looking at consistent I have a couple other C words to go with it...commitment, change, and confidence.....I hear ya...but it is time to come back to it...I have made a commitment to this living active stuff and I need you to write and keep me going......PLEASE...with a non fat whip cream and a sugarless cherry on top?

  3. I can totally relate. Until recently, I have felt like this for many years. It was all about decisions for me. I got sick and tired of the same old cycles, and while I still struggle from time to time, it was making hard decisions and finding ways to do things that I LOVED that made changed stick. Does this make any sense. I dunno. that's how it happened for me. I hope you'll find you groove... I know you will. :)

  4. Ah, why must balance be so elusive? I'm working on that too. I think many women struggle with that. Lately I'm seriously considering just putting an end to some activities so I can focus on the ones that really matter to me. Good luck as you find what works for you!


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