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The Secret to Consistency

Do you struggle with how to be consistent? I used to believe that consistency was hard to figure out, but then I realized that consistency is something that we all do whether we acknowledge it or not.

Yes, you read that right. & no, I’m not crazy.

You don’t really struggle with consistency at all. What you struggle with is how to be consistent with the things that matter in your life.

Is the grass greener?

A few years ago, I made a big life change. I went from working FT in corporate America to working for myself & homeschooling my kiddos.

Initially, the schedule freedom I had was exhilarating. I didn’t have to ask my boss if I could leave early because my kid wasn’t feeling so hot. I could take a long lunch & not feel the laser looks of shame from other co-workers anymore. & most of all, I could snuggle with my kids every single morning.

We snuggled every single morning for months. I was in my tiny slice of heaven!

I had mastered how to be consistent with my morning snuggles. Life was almost too good to be true, & like all good plots, tragedy was soon to strike.

10 minutes of snuggles slowly morphed into 20 minutes. 20 Minutes of snuggles slowly morphed into 45 Minutes. The next thing I knew, I wasn’t getting to my first cup of coffee until noon.

One day while basking in the snuggles, I clearly remember thinking, “Lisa, you are one lazy ass!”

I had swapped my lack of time in my previous life to be 100% lazy with my time. End result the grass wasn’t greener……yet…..

I had mastered the fine art of lazy consistency. I can’t believe I’m saying this next, but I’m all about being real. Baby snuggles get old.

Connecting Connectivity to Things that Matter

It took me a bit to wrap my mind around what I was doing wrong. I thought baby snuggles were the answer to the missing “happy” in my life.

Here I was with all the time in the world to use at my disposal & all I could come up with was sleeping in with a toddler.

Once I realize that toddler snuggles weren’t all that and a bag of chips, I tried something else. I tried getting up before the kids got up.

When magic happens

I figured out how to be consistent with my mornings. & just to be clear, I’m talking about more than waking up early to do chores. There is so much more to my morning routine.

I start with a little something just for me.

I start by standing on my right foot, flex my left but cheek 3 times. Then I softly crow like a rooster & immediately take a sip my coffee. Once I feel the life energy for the day growing in my belly, I head to my office, pull up Youtube on my phone, & solo jam to Beautiful Life by Ace of Base.

This is my morning routine in a nutshell.

Ok, you got me! I could only wish I was cool enough to be serious through some bizarre mom ritual at 4 am.

I may be awake at 4 am, but I guess I’m getting old & my creativity is failing.

My morning routine is simple. I listen to some music & read a verse or two from my bible. Then I sit there in the silence until I find a connection from what I read to my life on a personal level. It’s nothing flashy, but it makes all the difference in the world to how my day goes.

So, if you’re still trying to figure out how to be consistent, my advice to you is simple. Stop being a lazy ass & find some small thing you can do every day that will make a difference in your soul. Once you start feeding your soul regularly, the magic of consistency will start happening in other areas of your life.

Just be simple

Consistency comes from simplicity. If you over complicate your plan, you’re just setting yourself up to fail.

Acts 10: 1-2-There was a certain man in Ceasarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian regiment, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always.

Find your one thing like praying to God, meditation, or even jamming out to uplifting music. That’s where the magic happens. This guy Cornelius had it down.

Capital D O W N. Down.

He found the importance of consistency of something worthwhile & big things happened in his world.

He wasn’t a lazy ass at all. He had a simple goal & knew exactly how to execute it.

So what about you? Are you a lazy ass? You don’t have to be honest with me, but at least be honest with yourself. Go other there & find the one thing you can be consistent at that will feed your soul & start embracing your chaos now. I dare you.

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