I missed a week...
Last Saturday I didn't send you an email.
But I thought progress was all about consistency?
Well, yes and no.
Consistency up to a point, I would say.
I have seen people who are adamant about doing 100 consecutive days in the gym, for example.
Or the 75HARD programme, which you might have heard of.
(If you haven't, then it's essentially a 75-day hardcore programme of strict diet, no alcohol, 2x 45 min workouts per day, one of which must be outdoors, and a few other things)
This type of consistency may well work for some people.
If that's you, I applaud you.
But these people are in the minority.
Last week, I was not well.
I had a few days dealing with a flare up of my fibromyalgia.
So that meant intense and enduring pain, high levels of fatigue, brain fog, loss of balance, and all kinds of other fun stuff.
So I stripped my activity back to basics.
I still worked with my clients, I still posted social media content, I nourished my body, prioritised rest and recovery, did what I had to as a dad/husband.
But anything I could leave, I left.
And that included my newsletter and blog.
Sometimes you'll need to reassess where you're spending your energy, especially if you're not well, or something unexpected requires your attention.
Sometimes you'll need to push through, but there's no point in using that as the stock response.
Only push through if there's no other option.
Reflect on whether things on your to-do list are really non-negotiable, or whether they can wait.
If you do that, you'll come back stronger, sooner.
Is this a timely reminder? Drop me a comment to let me know your thoughts!
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Until next week…