This isn’t a blog about resolutions, or grand visions or a post on lists of lists.
It’s a start. That’s the best you can do on any intention or mission.
It’s a conversation with myself and I’m sharing, But hey, YOU might find practical tips embedded in the posts. After all, I am a writer by profession. So, you can expect there to be, even unconsciously, education – information – and honourable mentions of techniques in overcoming paralysis and procrastination by summoning creativity and resilience. Not too tall an order I’ve written myself into, eh?
And there’s no plan unless you count sitting down and doing something about that intention, daily.
So, while I might brainstorming with a mind map down the road- something you can do at a moment’s notice and by yourself, no matter what the time of day or night, the call to action for now is simply to START. I’ll try not to overthink the daily posts and just let myself be motivated by what comes my way each day.
Deadlines R Us
As a writer who has written what we so casually refer to now as ‘content’, I know deadlines.
Deadlines spell commitment and this is serious. In my 15 years in Vancouver, I couldn’t even commit to a plant in the house, but deadlines declared to clients?
Immutable. Well they are toggled from time to time, but only with really good reason, and official notice.
Even when I faced a blank page and was bereft of ideas, for the moment, I would open an email and specify a day, and a pretty narrow time range and hit send to a client. That’s all it took to light a fire under that bum that now needed to extinguish the pain of procrastination and doubt by sitting down on it and creating something worthy of at least a first, completed draft. Or a list, or an action plan, if that’s what you are hoping for you!
Just start. And so, I have.
(Again, admittedly, but every morning that starts above ground signals hope for a better day forward, right?)