I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Why not? That’s what I kept asking myself. I’m grateful that I went into this project without the expectation of perfection, and my goal was to publish “regularly”, which I defined as “almost every week”. Well, “almost every week” has become “hardly ever”, so I needed to think through what’s been holding me back. Here’s what I think is going on:
I started this blog with the desire to share with others who suffer from chronic illness, depression, and/or low motivation. I’ve discovered some “life hacks” that have helped me to live a better life; not WELL, but BETTER. I’ve found ways to transform the insurmountably hard into do-ably small pieces. And I wanted to share these tips with you guys — my PEEPS — and let you know how and when I’m using them too.
But somehow I got caught up in the idea that what I type into this box has to be “WISE”. <sigh>
Today, I’m sharing my experience with you in the hopes that it will give you HOPE and STRENGTH.
Today’s tip–the one I’m using today: PLAN A TIME TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.
What did I want to do? I wanted to post regularly on my blog. So I set aside two 20 minute writing sessions a week. I don’t plan to be creative or insightful or wise during those two sessions. I also don’t plan to post each time. What I’m doing is asking myself to WRITE for 20 minutes twice a week. That’s all. Now, of course my goal is to post at least once a week, but that won’t happen if I don’t set aside the time.
What about you? Do you have a plan? I’d love for you to share it with me in the comments.