We all have habits. Things we don’t realize we do every single day of our lives. Whether we’re on vacation, rushing off to work, or sick as a dog on the couch, we still find time for the things that sooth us – make us feel comfortable in the day-to-day. While my habits usually consist of working out, taking a hot shower, brushing my teeth too hard, checking Instagram, and drinking a bowl of coffee, I also make to-do lists, think about my priorities, and research things that I aspire to do.
Habits can be diverse, influencing every part of your life, so making a passion of yours a habit should be easy, right? You would think so, but if your passion pushes your boundaries beyond your day-to-day routine, it can be hard to keep after it so it has a chance to evolve into habit. This is how I feel about writing – I absolutely love it, but some days I just don’t want to do it. Pursuing your passions can require energy that you might not have every day.
I’ve remained pretty dedicated to this blog over the past 4 years, but the energy to write comes and goes and lately it hasn’t been around much. We’ve all been there – social comparison, stress, or life changes can impact our passions, causing us to feel discouraged and bringing into question if it’s worth the pursuit at all. It’s easy to see everyone “doing what they love” on the outside, but it’s important to remembering that everyone has their own struggles. I had the opportunity to attend an event last week that featured a panel of successful women who made a point to explain that they didn’t achieve anything without challenges and hard days. Even the most polished, shiniest of us don’t always have it easy.
In the spirit of owning my struggle and my passion, I’ve decided to set a 365 day challenge: Write every single day for the next year. Whether it’s a blog post, a quote, making progress in the book I’ve been writing, or a simple line that says, “Today it ain’t happening”, I will write every day. Even with travel on the books, I want to make an effort to write. Like many of you, I have tons of ideas swimming around in my head, so I want this challenge to help surface the idea that best suits my journey. But hey, it may not do that at all, it may take me in a different direction entirely. I might create a completely new passion, but I won’t know until I try, right?
I invite you to join me in living your passion every day, whether that be writing with me or something completely different, like training for a marathon, fashion blogging, cooking, or crafting. As on of my boss lady friend’s always says – it’s important to celebrate a win every day. So why not start today by taking the first step to making your passion your best habit yet?
Click here to go to the 365 Day Challenge page