Today kicks off the first day of the 10 Day Blog Challenge from Natalie Sisson, all about Focus, and the challenges we have to getting to a life full of freedom and joy. This challenge is for the next 10 days, so forgive me if it’s about to get really bloggy up in here!
So I watched the video and read the blog post, then saw this picture of a mug from Rock and Roll Bride: “you have the same hours in a day as Beyoncé”. Yup, that’s true. And it definitely dovetails nicely into one of my perceived challenges: not having enough time to do everything I want to do. Which, is an excuse, when you come right down to it.
I’ve often said that you make the time for what’s important to you, and I said it so easily when I’m talking to clients, but don’t really take my own advice on the subject….. Until now.
My challenges are as follows:
-time (which is bullshit, as I’ve stated above)
-procrastination (because I’m focusing on the wrong things)
-consistency (because I’m very good at talking myself out of things, such as blogging, writing, setting a schedule, and so on)
The second part of the challenge is asking myself why these things I’ve listed above are challenges for me. They’re challenges because I know that they are keeping me from the life I really want to lead, a life full of serving my clients and bettering myself so that I can be 100% present for them and for those I love. I know this on a cerebral level, but sometimes it’s hard to see how these things are actual challenges until I have a day like today. A day that should have been easy, full, and happy. That day that I projected in the morning didn’t occur in the way I wanted to, and that’s another challenge I need to face: being lovingly flexible when my grand plans go to pot.
Due to the astrological phenomena of Mercury in retrograde, the 2 readings I had scheduled became none. I did my best to try to mitigate the damage and be as professional as I could about it, but still felt lacking. As we all are wiser in hindsight, I am trying my best to not berate myself too much about it, and try again tomorrow.
I can’t lie though: I feel very daunted and frustrated today. Perhaps a good night’s sleep and a new hair color and style tomorrow will wile away the “you messed up” blues that I’m feeling today.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 1.
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