Was This A Bad Idea?
This week I started a 30 Days of 10 challenge where I am attempting to establish 10 new habits over the course of 30 days. Time to reflect.
Did I set myself up for failure? Maybe picking 10 things for #30daysof10 was unrealistic. The phrase ‘overly optimistic’ comes to mind. I struggle to get the usual done every single day, why am I adding 10 more?
Am I Failing?
I feel like a failure today. Motivation is definitely playing hide and seek with me. My mood is quite an obstacle as well.
However, if I had thought #30daysof10 was going to be easy, I would have just added these 10 things to my daily routine and been done with it. I knew I needed accountability to get it done, that’s why I’m sharing and encouraging (or trying to) others.
The feelings of failure are temporary, as usual. In reality, as soon as I ask myself the question and examine the possible answers, I know that I’m not failing. For me, failing would be not trying, or completely giving up.
The attempt makes it a win, regardless of how many of the #30dayof10 I achieve each day. ( How It’s Going )
Someone mentioned grace this week. When I can’t get to them all, I must give myself some grace. There are reasons, even if the reasons are sometimes mental stumbling blocks.
Also, I have to look at the balance of things. If I finally get into a project that I’ve been struggling to get to, and get drawn in (like writing more than a paragraph, for example) that must still be considered a win, even if I had to let something else go.
As with all things, finding a balance is the never-ending struggle but also the key to making it all work. New habits can be formed and fit in, I just have to figure out how to adjust the balance.
And guess what? I will.