I started Angel Diaries as a way to establish a daily writing practice, to work on my writing skills and at the same time use my daily journaling as my meditation. And have daily content to share on top of that.
What I’ve realized quickly is that I don’t have a problem finding things to write about each day. Even when I have no idea what to say, if I just start writing, something will come out. Which goes for many things in life (“You just gotta start!”), but that’s a topic for another time 😉
But what I also realized is that other important projects get pushed to the side as I’m striving to release content every single day, like my first ebook, email sequences, sales pages, that first full-length book I want to start writing soon…and so I got myself into a little predicament here: You always hear that “Consistency is key!”, and I get that, but at the same time, there’s only so many hours in the day…and I know I don’t stay inspired for very long if I get too deep into constant hustling mode. So how do you combine the spontaneity of inspiration with the discipline of consistency?
It just hit me that I simply have to rethink my definition of consistency:
Instead of thinking of it as “I have to write and publish one article a day!”, I can see it as “I want to create all my content from a loving, inspired place and therefore insure its consistent quality”
On top of that, I still have the consistency of “I want to work on my craft one hour a day” – sometimes that means writing articles (ideally when inspiration strikes), sometimes it means writing emails or book introductions or creating designs with canva. I want to balance inspiration with getting sh*t done. 😉
So this morning I put the finishing touches on my soon to be released ebook, and it felt amazing, as I had been procrastinating on it for a bit. And I don’t even feel bad about letting go of my expecation to release one article a day; cranking out daily content even when I feel uninspired or worn out is just not my thing. I’m aiming for a different kind of consistency: always creating with love.
No matter what I write, create or publish, I want it to be fueled by the energy of love, inspiration, grace and compassion – I don’t want any vibrations of distress, struggle or even resentment enter my work. Or, as little as possible, that is. Only when my writing serves to resolve these dark emotions. I don’t want to share my message in a half-assed and half-hearted way, but in full alignment with my higher self, and for the highest good of all.
I’m writing because it helps me to calm down, tune into the LOVE and get away from the constant hustle, confusion and challenges of everyday life – so it would be counterproductive to project allow this mindset in my work!
I think my inner perfectionist had gotten a hold of me once again. I don’t know about you, but I prefer my favorite artists, writers and musicians to release high-quality, high-value content that they put their whole heart into every once in a while, over them putting out half-assed or forced content on a daily basis…that’s just me, and so that’s how I’m gonna work it.
I think I can still pleasurably manage to publish 3-4 articles a week…seriously, does anybody really want to hear from me every single day? Except for my hubby and my parents perhaps 😉
I think there’s a couple important lessons to be learned here:
1) You have to love what you do. People are gonna notice if you don’t, so make sure to create the right environment and circumstances for you to really enjoy what you’re doing. There’s a quote saying “Work is love made visible” – I want to make this my mantra! 😃 Life’s too short to do things you don’t enjoy…
2) Don’t let anybody else tell you what is enough, what is required or how to do this – neither your Mom, nor your business guru, nor your ego aka inner perfectionist. Find out what works FOR YOU, what makes you light up, and do that. You do you. And I do me 😃
Sending you love and light on a consistent basis 😉