I intended to launch a new tool for freelance writers today. It’s something I’ve been working on for a bit that could really help some folks — it helps me. Unfortunately, life got in the way this week, and plans changed.
2022 began strong. I set up a new daily routine that included exercise, client work, and personal reading. The first week went so well. Then, this week, life happened.
Other than client work, I did none of the intended self-care things this week. Instead of going into the various reasons, suffice to say that this was a tough week.
We all experience these types of bad days or weeks. I’ve had multiple coaching clients enter into coaching excited and ready to make waves only to run into a heavy dose of life. It tends to sneak up on us when we least expect it, disrupting our best-laid plans.
It’s really easy to beat ourselves up when life happens. We can dwell in the lack of exercise or the lack of writing or the lack of working on ourselves. But, what good does beating ourselves up serve? Spoiler alert: it’s none.
Instead of focusing on what we didn’t have time to do, it’s worth acknowledging that none of us would have anything to write about without the life part (both the good and bad). There’d be no inspiration or experiences to draw from; there’d be no point to our creativity.
Life happens. Don’t dwell in the negativity and, instead, embrace the opportunity to experience everything our humanity offers.
I’ll share what I’m currently working on with you soon. For now, I’m refocusing on what’s most important.
How are you doing this week? Do you need a break? If so, take it and don’t look back. You’ll be able to get back to full speed again soon.