‘Done’ – Is Always Good Enough.   

How’s your New Year going so far?

Well into the first month of 2022 and by now, most of our goals and resolutions set in January start to fall by the wayside, as motivation wanes and our old habits return to comfortably seduce us back to the familiar.

As busy mumpreneurs, juggling businesses and family life, it’s all too easy to start beating yourself up.

But go easy on yourself.

The fact you care enough to try and change those things in your life that need attention, and set goals, means you’re doing pretty good when it comes to moving towards your best life.

Okay you may not have lost that 2 stone yet, and maybe you never will? But look at the little changes you’ve made such as Veganuary, No beef for a week, or Dry January.

All those little things soon add up and inevitably, over time, will help you reach your goals if you keep taking baby steps and making small alterations, rather than beating yourself up and giving up completely.

It’s easy to overlook what you’ve achieved when you focus on what’s still to be done.

The joy is in doing things for fun, not things that have to be done ✅

Be your own best friend and pat yourself on the back for each ‘To do’ you check off your list. There’s always going to be laundry in the basket so ‘done’ is always good enough.   

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Nothing is ever perfect. No one is ever perfect. Circumstances are never perfect.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, so praise your efforts as much as accomplishments like you would your child.

Keep going Muma, you got this!

Let me know you ‘wins’ or ‘bins’ so far this month in the comments below 🙂

Keep Consciously Creating with love,

Em x

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

You’ll be amazed at how many writers never ask themselves this question or if they do, never answer it honestly. But if you don’t know why, then you’ll most certainly not end up achieving what you really want from your writing.

This is a question I’ve had to ask myself a lot over the last decade. I’ve been writing books, blogs, scripts, magazine articles, journals, and still, I ask ‘Why?’

And still I question if I am even a writer. A writer writes full time as a job don’t they? Or at the very least, get paid to write.

Serious writing is not just a side hustle. If it’s something you only do when you fancy it, surely you’re just a hobbyist, not a real writer?

Does it even matter whether you’re a real writer or how, when or what you write?

The only question is why?

We will all have different reasons why we write but hopefully the main one is because we enjoy it. We cannot, not write. It’s in our blood. Whether good or bad writers, we are born with this urge that takes over our lives. Like an addiction, it can affect our relationships, social life and work.

When I’m swept up in words, I can happily ignore the mountain of ironing, the dog that needs a walk and the planned movie night with a loved one.

The therapist in me knows that its not my fault. Some people drink alcohol, take drugs, have sex addictions, or eat for fun, I like to write. And that’s alright with me.

Sometimes I write things that I’m proud of, other times I write rubbish, but that’s okay too because- I write for me.

That’s why writing is my side hustle, my hobby, and not my full-time job, because if I had to produce perfection or even good stuff on a daily basis, I wouldn’t enjoy it anymore. I wouldn’t feel free or creative if someone else told me what I had to write about, when, and how.

So why do you write?

Keep scribbling,

Em x

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