Writing for me comes in waves. My inspired moments come at any time – from showering, to driving to running errands. The notes section in my phone at the moment has 438 memos, all of which are some form of ‘brain dump’ – blog ideas, workshop ideas, client insights…and some wedding planning stuff too!
Last newsletter I talked about opening your life to flow – clearing out clutter (both physical and mental) and creating SPACE for magic to happen. For me, that magic has been happening in leaps and bounds – almost to the point of overwhelm.
So when it came time to sit and write my blog for the week, and this newsletter, I felt stuck. There was way too much I could write about, and none of it I felt particularly ‘pulled’ to. Having just done my first Facebook Live last week (about feeling the fear and doing it anyway) – and a few deep seeded Instagram posts (on the power of want versus should) a voice in my head this morning told me I had given as much as I could this week.
To be honest, part of me didn’t even want to send a newsletter out – no one would miss it, and I would get an easy ‘out’ because I was fresh out of content ideas.
While that would have been the easiest thing for me to do, it also would have been doing myself – and you guys – a huge disservice. When we set ourselves goals and positive boundaries, like mine to deliver you guys a newsletter every fortnight, then it is our duty to stick to them as best we can. Even in the times that feel uncomfortable or where you lack motivation. In fact, these times are even MORE important – because that is where the real self growth happens. Again, it’s feeling the fear, or discomfort in this case, and doing it anyway.
So – rather than caving to my fear-based thought of having nothing important to say – I created space. I made a delicious breakfast, ran a bath with essential oils and candles, listened to music, and read in the sun. I turned my phone off for an hour (big deal guys, I know!) and just sat. I cuddled my puppy. Then, once my self love cup was well and truly overflowing, I opened my laptop, and said aloud ‘What should I write about today?’ And you are reading what happened next.
What is a goal you have set for yourself this year that has fallen by the wayside because of fear, or just not being bothered? How would you feel if you felt that discomfort, but did it anyway? Maybe it’s starting up a meditation practice, or committing to your nightly routine. There are going to be days that we really don’t feel like it because, hey, we are human. But it is in THOSE moments of feeling yucky and doing it anyway, that true growth happens. You are telling your inner ego (that fear based thought) that they don’t control you – and that you are stronger than discomfort and fear. How good does that feel?
There are only 5 Fridays until Christmas. That’s two more posts from me. Not long right? Now is the perfect time to get your goals in check for 2017. I would love to help you and am just an email away!