By Michelle Nollsch
Inconsistency and Feeling Off Track
As I sit here working on my blog, which should already be published, I wonder where I went wrong. How did time get away from me so quickly? New opportunities in my workload have arisen, which is a good thing. I thought I was utilizing my time wisely. I know I am not alone in this predicament, but it’s still frustrating. Consistency in my daily life seems far away.
The same goes for my fitness routine as well. I start off w/ a plan and keep the momentum with motivation and discipline, but then life happens! For instance, I had a good exercise routine, but the smoke from fires crept into our city, and it wasn’t safe to be out. There went our morning walks! I did keep up with stretching in the mornings. The smoke was so thick it wasn’t safe to work up a sweat in the house either.
My respiratory system hasn’t been healthy since I got Covid in 2020. It’s better than it was, but any time in the smoke, I start coughing and can’t stop. So here we go! Two steps forward, three back-ugh! I’m all for going w/ the flow, but I still get frustrated having to start over. Where do we go from here? As soon as I can, I get back on track.
Staying Consistent and On Track
It will take commitment and focus to be consistent and stay on track. My husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary yesterday. It occurred to me that as much I get frustrated and at times want to give up. How different is this from a relationship? Would I say, “Oh, this is too hard- I am quitting on our marriage?” No, I wouldn’t.
At times, all it takes is for me to switch a few things around to work for this season in my life. I have a regimented routine and can be to a fault. If I step outside the box and stay in the solution, I have a better chance of becoming successful. I made two changes this week w/ my exercise and work routine, which I think will help me in my productivity and goals.
Consistency and Trusting The Process
It has not been a stellar week for me in meeting my goals. For my exercise routine, we love taking walks in the morning. Now that the weather is cooler, we are taking walks in the afternoon or evening. I am struggling with writer’s block for my blog, and time has gotten away from me for other work projects. So I decided to create my weekly oracle reading first, then write my blog.
I believe it takes an open mind and a willingness to change for me to meet my goals. It has been challenging but not impossible. It is good to stay hungry and teachable through life’s lessons. I know I have learned a lot this week about myself and what needs to change for now. There’s a fine line between going with the flow and completely falling off track. I need to work on this area.
It’s always good to step back, reevaluate and refocus our goals and move forward-as many times as it takes! The only constant is Change. I read an article recently that helped me and would like to share it with you: The Reason Why You’re Struggling to Be Consistent (And How to Fix It).
If I keep flexible and trust the process instead of the outcome, I will enjoy the journey more.