I value conviction, compassion and contribution over consistency.
Because I know that it is not "all about showing up", it is all about HOW we show up.
So despite usually posting every weekday, I didn't last Friday nor yesterday.
And how many times did I beat myself up for that?
Not even once.
Yesterday was a 150 miles an hour day. I had a crammed to-do-list with all admin-related tasks. It does not spark joy, but it needs to be done, so I schedule it all in one day to get it over with.
I get my head down and I get the tasks done, as efficiently as possible. My whole body is wired, I physically & emotionally feel the tension yet I push through.
But this is not how I normally operate.
And this is most certainly not the state of mind for me to be in when creating inspiring, thought-provoking posts. Any creative, visionary process takes time but most importantly it requires me to connect with my essence, with who I am, what I have experienced and what I want to stand for.
Pushing through is highly efficient.
Switching off is highly creative.
There is a time and place for both, but we must honour the frame of mind we need to be in to maximise their effectiveness.
Oh and Friday I was hiking in the stunning French Pyrénées with the boyfriend #selfcareisntselfish