It’s been a while since I’ve posted. For a while I felt bad about not posting and then I’d get an idea before ultimately not following through with its creation. This cycle continued for a bit, which led to feeling guilty about letting my insecurities win and then dealing with imposter syndrome.
I started making little changes here and there to see if I could break the pattern. I started reading a new book, incorporated a new morning routine, meditated daily, altered my workouts, changed what I was eating and even started standing up while playing video games. If there was something small that I could experiment with, I decided to give it a go.
The initial results were awesome. My new morning routine had me waking up at 5am, reading for a bit, moving my body and feeling re-energized. I added kettlebells into my workouts which has had a profound impact on my mobility and balance. Food wise I already ate pretty good, but I eliminated some more of the processed foods that I was eating and started cooking new recipes that I’d never tried. Playing Call of Duty already puts you on edge, but standing up takes the intensity up another notch, not sure I’d recommend it haha.
All of this had me feeling an improvement both physically and mentally. However, when I went to write, I’d come back to the thought of “it’s been a while.” The associated guilt would follow that thought until I heard Peter Crone on Aubrey Marcus’s podcast.
“What happened happened, and it couldn’t have happened any other way because it didn’t.” – Peter Crone
I must have rewound that part at least 5 times. Like holding a stretch for at least 30 seconds so that the brain can signal the muscle to relax, I wanted to make sure that my brain was getting the message. All of a sudden that feeling of guilt transformed into a hunger to create.
In the coming days I plan to expand on my morning routine, my new workout strategy, new meditation writings, new creative writings as well as an update on my direction in life. For now though, embrace the wisdom of Peter and remember:
“What happened happened, and it couldn’t have happened any other way because it didn’t.”