Showing Up Even (and Especially) When You Really Don't Want To

Hey friends! Thanks for sticking with me during #theampersandproject. I'm sure you're just as over seeing that hashtag as I am typing it ;) 

To be honest, I was not feeling up to recording today. I'm feeling a bit weary and tired and uninspired and just not up for talking. But I think that's part of this whole showing up process. As I mention in today's clip, so much of doing the work is in the mundane details, the sitting down and opening up the blank page, the daily act of saying "okay, let's do this" even (especially) when you don't feel like it. Your future self will thank you. 

(By the way, I'm not advocating pushing yourself too hard when you need to take care of yourself. I am all about those boundaries, remember? I am simply referring to honoring your commitments because they are important to you and you chose to make them a priority.)


"My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you're a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea." - Andy Rooney

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Over to you: What do you do when you're just not feeling up for doing something you've committed to doing? Is it better to show up consistently for a little bit every single day or setting aside big chunks of time every once in a while?