Oh man, this quote is literally my mantra these days. Thank you for Doug & Thea Wood for introducing it to me. Being consistent is probably one of the hardest things to do for me. And not for obvious reasons. You see, my “work” schedule changes everyday. My “off” days don’t really exist fortunately for me because I can truly work in the pockets of my life. You’re probably wondering what the heck I mean by that. So for the average person, someone may work for 8 hours consecutively 5-6 days a week. Me, on the other hand, will work an hour here, 30 minutes there, and sometimes I’ll be back to back with appointments. But I have complete control of my schedule and it changes often except for a few rocks in my schedule that don;t change week to week.
This is where the challenge to be consistent comes into play. Because everyday ends up being different, it’s hard to find consistency in my daily routines. I know I have a routine when I wake up…
- Write in my Five-Minute Journal
- Go to the bathroom
- Get dressed and ready for the day
- Go downstairs and make breakfast
That’s it… From that point on, I’m either at my desk planning my day, or running out the door to meet a client. But as I’m realizing with lots of personal reflection, I don’t have a ton of structure in my life. Hence, the starting of this daily blog post. It’s been pretty crazy to think that I am able to sit long enough on a daily basis, at different times of the day and share what’s on my mind. There have been some days that I have sat here wondering what to write and other days I’m rushing to my computer to start. What I’m realizing is that it doesn’t really matter the way I get to writing, it’s that I do it. EVERY. DAMN. DAY. (Thanks, Nike!)
So I guess my takeaway for today, is that my morning routine may be the exact same order, but the day doesn’t have to be. These past 4 days I have been able to be intentional in making a priority in the things I MUST DO and following through in getting those things done, and then allowing myself to take additional “to-do” lists and squeezing those in when I can. Sometimes it does not matter HOW you get there as long as you GET there!