Hello, hello, hello!
Welcome back to anther episode of Hayley does a 'think piece' that really is every single thought she's ever had about a topic smushed into one blog post. (How I get so rambly without a real conclusion is beyond even me..)
But today the topic is something that I really struggle with, and I imagine it's something that most of you struggle with as well.. consistency.
Consistency is what you do more often than not"
We are constantly self sabotaging and quitting when things get hard or we don't do something perfectly (I know I do, here's to being vulnerable and admitting that this is exactly what I've been doing for my blog and instagram for a while now.)
But it is so important to remember every time that we get tired, or want to have a drink with a friend rather than go to the gym, or just sit on the couch and scroll social media that that is okay and as long as we are doing the the things we need to be doing more often than not.
I talk a lot about Sam from the Perfectionist Project Podcast, and I am actually in her monthly membership ‘Perfectionists Get Shit Done’ where she coaches girls on how to get the most out of their life and start achieving things they want but are too scared to pursue. She helps us work through the fear and doubt of pursuing our dreams, on how to get out of our own way, and helps us with mindset and the beliefs we place on ourselves about our abilites.
Sam talked in one of the sessions in this membership about how there is no wagon to fall off, and this is something that fascinated me. We are always telling ourselves that we have fallen off the wagon with fitness goals, or money goals or any sort of goals that we set ourselves and are subconsiously letting ourselves off the hook. Cos we all know what happens when we “fall of the wagon” - it takes us a damn long time to get back on it again.
What if we started believing that their is no wagon to get on and off? What if we just started making committments to ourselves, and following through with our plans and if it doesnt quite work out the way we thought, or takes longer than we wanted, allow ourselves to acknowledge it, but not sit in the shame and doubt and just continue making plans shit happen.
Stop sabotaging yourself by giving yourself an excuse to stop when things get hard, or you're not achieving things as fast as you want to. Keep it up, do things more often than not and dream big.
Consistency is so hard, but there is only one way to do it.
One step at a time.
Until next time, I hope this has given you something to think about, and possibly change your mindset around consistency like I am going to make a consious effort to start doing.
Lots of love,