Whenever I start something, I have a pattern of going full throttle for a short period of time and then dropping it.
Last week I was so excited about a lot of things. I had a lot of plans for what I was going to do. I wrote outlines and lists with time tables and due dates. I was excited about the upcoming stuff for Invincible Summer. I started several things.
And then, I stopped.
I didn't blog, I only wrote a small bit in my journal. I stopped doing affirmations for a few days. I didn't visit the Wild Sisterhood. I didn't read ZenHabits. I put off working on everything.
I also stopped talking, responding to emails, getting out of the house. I started napping during the day, instead of writing and planning.
I caught myself withdrawing from almost everything (except, curiously, talking with M. Hmmm).
It's ok to take a break from things at times.
But my personal pattern includes stretching that break out for days, weeks, months. . .
Luckily, I have a small mastermind group, and one of the ladies nudged me with, "When are we meeting again?"
So, I set up a meeting. I had ideas, but had not fleshed anything out yet, still not entirely sure what direction I was going to go in.
By the end of the teleconference call, I not only had an idea, but several questions to put in the product. By the end of the day, I'd hand-written an introduction and sketched out an outline, listed questions I want to use.
I felt great again.
And the next day, I stopped again.
This is like last year, when I only had a couple of small things to do to finish my teaching credential, and I kept putting it off, saying, "Oh, I can just do this tomorrow."
And then I let it go too long and have to repeat something I should not have needed to repeat.
I'm starting to do this now with what I'm trying to do this here.
I have things working well for me.
I just have to keep showing up and not let this break I took last for months.
I suppose my path will never be a straight line.
And that's ok.
So, today, I'm pulling out the notebooks, and the planner, and listen to today's SSBR call at noon. And I'm writing. It's not my best post ever, but I'm doing something, which is good.