if at first…

Okay, clearly, I need more than my desire to stay on top of this blogging every day thing. I did so well in January, but of course, like a lot of New Year’s resolutions, they tend to fall by the wayside. I didn’t intend to miss so many days already, but life happens, and I’m trying not to beat myself up about it so much, if I’m being honest 😭

And while I was eager to do the whole “Journal Compendium” prompts, as I read through them, I’m realizing that they’re prompts I need to write in my own journal, not so much on my blog.

So, we’re back to me writing whatever comes to mind for the time being, and I hope you’re ready!

Something I was thinking about today relates to this goal of me blogging every day. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been readjusting my morning and night routines in order for me to accomplish more things before I leave to work or go to sleep, and all to align my spirit and mindset as I start and end my day.

Just how I’ve been struggling these last few weeks to keep up on this blog, I’ve been struggling to stay in the routines I’m setting for myself, or even struggling to find a rhythm at all. And it’s been discouraging to be so tired that I wake up an hour later so I can get through my morning routine, or I get so caught up in doing other things that before I know it, it’s almost time to go to bed.

But I keep telling myself to not give up, because eventually, I’ll get up only thirty minutes later, and one day, I’ll look at the time and realize I have just enough time to do the night routines I’ve been wanting to. It won’t happen without effort, and I can’t just get discouraged just because things haven’t gone perfectly. Practice makes perfect!

And maybe you feel the same way in your own journey right now as we’ve reached the second month of 2022 already. Maybe the resolutions and goals you had in January haven’t necessarily gone the way you planned, and that’s okay! Because every day you tried to achieve the goal and maybe failed at it, you learned what didn’t work, and you can try again the next day.

So, as I encourage you, I’m encouraging myself to keep going. We GOTTA keep going if we desire to see the results we dream of! No one ever said or guaranteed it would be easy; honestly, it’s easier to make excuses as to why things didn’t pan out how we liked in regards to our goals. I could (and have) sat here and said that I haven’t been able to blog every day “because life happens.” Instead, I could be accountable to myself, and admit that I’m not the best at time management, and before I know it, the day has gone away, and I haven’t accomplished my priorities.

Please, keep going. Whatever you are trying to achieve, KEEP GOING. You’ll be amazed at the outcome!

What goals do you have that may have fallen by the wayside by now? Are you discouraged by this, and if so, what has been your response? Has the failure motivated you or discouraged you? Have you made any excuses as to why your plans may have failed, and if so, are they valid, or can you be accountable, and admit your shortcomings and where you can improve?

Mishy 🦋

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