In case you were wondering if this is something that I just made up, let me tell you that the concept of a ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle actually exists. And it is just as challenging as the name promises. Although the concept is mostly just about fitness regimes, I’m pretty sure that it encompasses a lot more than just that.
The way I see it, the ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle can either be the best thing or the most toxic thing that you’ll ever put yourself through. Done well, it could totally turn your life around. But you know what they say? Too much of a good thing can be bad, so don’t overdo it.
So, what’s a ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle and why am I talking about it? True to its name, the ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle is all about maintaining an extremely healthy fitness routine, no matter how hectic your life gets. It’s about focusing on your health even if you only get half an hour every day.
And hey, maybe it works for a lot of people, even though I’m not big on the whole fitness thing, I do follow the ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle when it comes to working on my blog. Writing every single day keeps my brain well-oiled, even if I do have to think of something new every day to keep things interesting.
Frankly, there are only so many ideas that your brain can come up with when you take up a single theme for the entire month. Sometimes, I feel like writing randomly like I used to before would be much easier on me. But then I also think about how much better you all recieve my work now, and I don’t feel like it’s such a bad thing after all.
So when my Dad casually brought it up that my posts on self-love and self-care had become a little too monotonous lately, I decided to switch things up with a few playlists, checklists, personal experiences and lesser-known aspects of self-care and self-love.
Personally, I follow the ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle with my writing. I simply have to write every single day if I want to keep getting better at it. Even if it means publishing a post before midnight. One of the harsh realities of the world we live in is that you’re nothing if you cannot be consistent.
If I’m a strong 8/10 with my writing when I’m consistent, I risk going into a negative if I stopped doing this. There are absolutely no excuses. Whether I’m travelling overnight, or I have 3 other writing projects to focus on, being consistent with my blog is a priority, and I don’t ever want to lose sight of that.
But, in all honesty, sometimes, my need to be consistent can take a toll on me. There are days when I don’t really feel like writing, but I have to push myself to write something. And it turns out badly, to nobody’s surprise, because my writing usually reflects my mental state at the moment.
It’s so easy to put your own mental and emotional health aside when you’re following the ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle. In fact, not going easy on yourself is extremely toxic at times, which is why moderation is key, should you ever choose to go down this road at some point in your life.
The point here is that you can follow the ‘No Excuse’ lifestyle all you want, and you should too. It’s a great way to keep moving and keep getting better at whatever you’re working on. One can’t ever be too good at anything. But while you’re busy pushing yourself for results, don’t forget to focus on self-care.
Because despite everything, your relationship with yourself should come first, no excuses there.
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