I need to be honest with you.
I just don’t feel like writing today.
I have sat down at the PC more times than one, using the fridge calling as an excuse to leave it, and just not had anything to say.
And as I’m writing during the non- writing phase, I am not feeling particularly eloquent or articulate. I feel flat.
But isn’t that where my message is? And therefore can be my message to you?
That it’s ok, sometimes, some days, just to be a little flat. It’s ok, sometimes, some days, just to feel like you don’t want to do the thing that you’re meant to do.
Let me see if I can cleverly craft this into some words of wisdom and inspiration.
We all have days where we are aiming high, shooting for something, only to feel it fall from under our feet or allow self- doubt to creep in. During those times, I suggest 3 things to shake it up;
Stop. Just for that day. Sit with whatever it is that is ‘blocking’ you. Recognise it, name it, and then wish it well. There may be more going on than meets the eye. There may be more immediate internal goings on needing your attention. What better thing to prioritise then yourself?
Break it down. Choose one part of the thing that you’re meant to be doing and allow yourself just to tackle that for the day. It may be that you’re feeling overwhelmed at the enormity of the task and perhaps your energy levels are just not playing ball that day. So, for example, instead of doing 1000 words, shoot for 500. It may be, in fact, that in that doing you find your momentum and surprise yourself.
Remove yourself. Sometimes the thing that we need to put between ourselves and the task at hand is some space. Remove yourself from where you are. Go for a walk, call a friend, do some exercise or, like me, have a snack (a healthy one, of course ;-)). Take your mind and energy away for a while and come back with a fresh mind and perspective. You know the old adage – things always look better with a fresh pair of eyes.
Now I’d like to hear from you. If you have any suggestions on just how to tackle those ‘flat’ days without losing your momentum, let us know in the comments below.
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PPS. Can anyone see the irony of this blog? 😉