What used to feel like a hassle has now become my routine. A better skincare process at night, blogging regularly, and incorporating my “supplements.”
I’ve never been one of routine, but as you get older, you realize that you don’t wanna pay the price for laziness or unconcern at a later age. Doing what we don’t wanna do for the greater good is a part of life. As I told my friend earlier on the phone, if we waited to do what needed to be done only when we felt like it, nothing would ever get done. It’s not that I never did what I didn’t want to do, I just overthought it. When we overthink things, we cause ourselves to let dread win. Dread doesn’t help anything. It increases anxiety and creates excuses, and usually, we miss our deadlines.
So, in order to establish and commit to a new routine that needs to happen throughout the day every day, I just stopped overthinking what I didn’t feel like doing and reminded myself why I decided to make it a crucial practice every day in the first place. Results. Results keep me looking forward and committed to my routine no matter how busy and/or tired I am. For example, I love, love, love seeing flawless complexions on people but love it even more on myself. I feel ugly when my skin loses it’s even complexion or when pimples come one after the other and sometimes two at a time. I’m not used to pimples, but I do get them when something’s not right. And sometimes, the time of the month can play a major role. When I feel ugly, it takes a few weeks to turn things around. However, the key is not to implement a short-term routine just to get the results and then turn around and do the minimum without expecting the undesirable results to return. Once a routine works, stick with it.
It’s not all about beauty. It’s about anything that brings you prosperity and organization. It’s about cleaning when you don’t want to, working out when you don’t want to, and eating well when you want junk. It’s about caring for and loving ourselves enough to do what’s best, even when we want what’s wrong.