So I just tried to type this whole article on how important having a nightly routine was, I literally finished my second sentence and thought how on earth can I be writing a post on the importance of a nightly routine when I, myself have been feeling so unmotivated, especially about this blog. It felt way too fake for tonight which is why I’m gunna chat about how I actually feel. It’s very hard for me to get back into a routine once I’ve been out of it, you know what they say, you need a vacation for when you’re back from your vacation…I couldn’t relate more. I think we all feel the same way when it comes to this, you just get so comfortable with slacking off that you practically are training your brain to be shitty. Doesn’t it piss you off how easy it is to stick to bad habits, yet so hard to stick to positive, helpful ones. Even crazier that we know how wrong these bad habits are yet STILL do them. Every. Day. Whether it’s eating junk, sleeping in, not doing that homework you were supposed to or going out drinking 2-3 days a week. You get the point.
But something I’ve been trying really hard to do is not let these negative thoughts affect me. You know what I’m actually super proud of myself right now. I was going to just lay in bed and watch netflix, but instead I told my brain that I needed to write a post. Don’t get me wrong, every single person deserves a relaxing, treat filled Netflix night. But when that turns into an every night thing, where is that getting you? It’s something I’ve been guilty of many times, believe me. I recently read a quote that went something like this: “Oprah, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, You. One thing we all have in common? We each have 24 hours in a day, but it’s what you do with yours that makes a difference.” Actually pretty sure it didn’t sound exactly like that but you get the point. Isn’t that crazy to think about? It’s what I repeat myself every time I catch myself wasting my time, when I could be using it to make myself better.
Now I know what you’re thinking “Stop bragging Heather, no one cares you decided not to watch Netflix.” Well you know what that could be true, but hey at least I care. This makes me excited, this one little accomplishment means that I’m one step closer to being where I want to be, mentally. Having power over the whole “I don’t feel like it” game your head plays with you, training your mind + body to do what you really know is right, what does “I don’t feel like it” even mean? Your feelings won’t change anything, as the brilliant Mel Robbins once said: “The moment you accept the fact you will always want to do the things that feel easy you realize you will NEVER feel like it, you just have do DO it.” Gets me every time.
Ps….I also shouldn’t feel bad for saying I’m proud of myself. Why is it that when people say things to bring themselves up, people automatically put them down – calling them vain, full of themselves, primadonna, narcissist. Like what? How can we go out preaching “self love” when the entire world jumps on the first person who calls themselves beautiful. So messed up. Don’t be one of those people.