I Must Confess…something I’ve been putting off
Oh, the irony of this week’s prompt.
After being exceptionally organised blog-wise for the last few weeks, I have found myself flailing a bit this last week. There has been lots going on (our camping trip, Gilbert’s birthday, USA holiday planning, visiting my parents and more social commitments than usual) but I’ve also found myself less driven to write which is a bad combination for a blogger trying to stay organised.
Here I am, at 5am on a Monday morning, trying to write my post on putting things off. After putting off writing this post for a full week. #irony
BTW you can’t say that I’m not fully committed to each prompt or to revealing the truth in each and every one of my #imustconfess posts…
This last week, writing has been something I’ve been putting off. I’m someone who needs dedicated time and space to get my thoughts together. When it appears that I won’t have a lot of time in a particular day to sit down and do that, I tend to mentally give up and spend my time chasing my tail on social media instead.
Since last Monday (my last full day at home) I haven’t written much at all. Each day since then I haven’t achieved anything of significance, even though there were pockets of time where I could have been productive, had I chosen to do so. Instead, I procrastinated, thinking I didn’t have enough time to focus and write properly. So now I find myself a week behind in where I want to be when I could have been a little bit further along had I not mentally given up.
The lesson for me? There is no “right time” to write. I need to adapt and learn to make the most of every opportunity, however small, to get the words down on the page. I shouldn’t approach a busy day subconsciously thinking there’s no point trying to even get started. I just need to start and the words will no doubt flow. As they are now, at the unlikely hour of 5am in the morning.
The other lesson for me? Don’t log into social media before sitting down to write for the day. Just stay away from there. It is a vortex of temptation and it will pull me away from the main game, writing, if I continue to open it up first and just have a “quick look”. There is no such thing as a “quick look” when it comes to Facebook or Twitter.
Remember that Kirsty. Remember that…
Have you been putting anything off? Have you learned anything about yourself by asking yourself “why”?
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