It feels great to be writing again.
After a long time away from the blog, it feels good to be posting again. I’m excited at the prospect of getting back into a regular routine.
The more my fingers glide over the keys, the more I can feel my energy and vitality being restored.
I’m starting to feel like myself again!
While I have missed being creative and connecting with other bloggers, I’ve also noticed another significant difference with not writing on this blog as often.
Blogging about personal development has made me more self-aware. Writing about motivation, productivity and being a better person, inspires me to be a better person. In essence, blogging keeps me more accountable for the actions and decisions I make in my own life.
Away from regular blogging, I’ve noticed I can sometimes slip back into bad habits and negative thoughts. Thankfully I can shake myself out of negative thinking fairly easily now, though I have to admit the bad habits can take a little longer.
The kicker of course is that over the last couple of months, I have been too tired and exhausted to write as often. What’s interesting is that the more I write and interact with like-minded people both on and off the blog, the less tired I feel despite the fact that everything else in my life that was making me feel tired is the same.
It’s a bit like exercise. The more we say we don’t have the time or energy to exercise, the more we put it off. Yet once we get started, we generally feel much better for making the effort (though we might experience sore muscles that we didn’t even know existed). We feel even better when we get into a regular exercise routine and begin to feel healthier and lose weight.
I have realized with blogging, I have to use more energy to have more energy.
It makes sense – do things that make you happy and you will be happier.
Not exactly rocket science, yet so many of us struggle to find the time or energy to do what truly makes us feel fulfilled.
The next time you come home and flop on the couch to watch television because you are tired, turn that attitude on its head and ask yourself – Am I on the couch because I feel tired or am I tired because I’m on the couch?
Do more of whatever fills you with positive energy, it will be worth it.
What could you do today, despite how tired you might feel, that will make you feel energized and happy?
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