Stop saying, start doing.
It has taken me well over a year to muster together the courage (if you can even call it that?) to sit down and write a blog post that I was a) happy with, and b) confident enough to hit the publish button on. And why is that, I ask myself. A blog that I once cherished and could easily spend an entire morning writing posts for had suddenly been pushed to the bottom of my priority list. It quickly became completely forgotten about. The only feelings my mind could associate with my blog were ‘dread’ and ‘burden’.
I kept telling myself, and my following, that I would ‘kickstart the blog’, that new posts were on their way because I had the craving to write again. But did these said posts materialise? Absolutely not. And the primary reason for that was that I was being held back by fear. I had put so much pressure on myself to post x times per week that my hobby had turned into a chore. The pure enjoyment had disappeared, and with it my motivation to actually write. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you keep saying you’ll do something – start a new hobby, learn a new skill, go to the gym – but keep getting side-tracked and never actually starting? I’m sure we’ve all been there.
But here I am at 6am, sipping my green tea, blasting my coffeehouse playlist on Spotify and finally getting down to writing a post. And you know what? I’m actually enjoying it. In this day and age, we have a wealth of information and resources at our fingertips. It is so, so common to find people talking about what new thing they want to try. We are addicted to consuming content to the point that we are always planning what to do and then never actually do it. And that generally achieves nothing. I am definitely guilty of reading articles about productivity and, in the hope of learning how to be more productive, I was finding myself less productive because of all of the time I spent reading about productivity! So, my point is that whatever it is you want to do, stop saying it – go and actually do it.
Once you stop saying what you’re going to do and actually start doing it, you’ll find yourself in a much happier situation. Trust me.
Stay tuned for more posts coming soon while I get back into this writing lark. In the meantime, catch up on my latest videos for fresh content over on YouTube.
Peace and love,