I’ve been a blogging delinquent for the past several months. So 2 weeks ago, I got together with 2 of my very talented friends (who are also blog delinquents) to have a let’s-kick-each-other-in-the-butt-to-get-motivated meeting. My goal coming out of the meeting was to “Do Something” before we meet again… which happens to be in 23 minutes, so I’d better hurry up.
Lofty goal, right? I have a huge problem with self-motivation. I always have. I’m a master at excuses. “I don’t have time!” I get paralyzed by feeling overwhelmed. If the house is a disaster, I literally stand in the middle of a room and stare at it – unable to decide where or how to start the cleanup process. Then I give up before I start and check Facebook instead. My blog and business have been pushed to the very bottom of my life list, because I have a ridiculously hard time getting motivated to do ANYTHING – even daily tasks. How can I justify time for blogging when I should be meal planning, exercising, organizing, straightening the house, planning activities for the kids, creating items for my (empty) Etsy shop? Blogging = lowest priority right now.
But, perhaps I can use my blog as a vehicle for self-improvement. Maybe if I work on one thing at a time and share it semi-publicly (I say “semi” because very few people read this anyway) I will slowly feel less overwhelmed/paralyzed and be able to take on new challenges. Baby steps. One thing at a time.
Huh. I guess I just did “something.” I wrote a blog post for the first time in months! And I have 8 minutes to spare.
**EDIT** Me again. 11 hours later. My husband just read this post and thought that the title was referencing the song from Forgetting Sarah Marshall sung by Russell Brand. It wasn’t, but here’s a video of the song. Totally not what I was going for.