I recently took a little time off from work, about 1 ½ weeks. Before I left I posted on Facebook and Twitter that I would be MIA while on vacation. I’ve been back to work for 2 weeks, and, well, I seem to still be a little MIA with my writing.
I had hoped having some time away would help me feel energized and motivated to get back and get writing. At least I was motivated to get back to my work with clients. 😉
Do you find that happens to you at times? You feel excited, you’re looking forward to something, the time comes and you find yourself feeling stuck, maybe even paralyzed?
This is something that comes up fairly often with clients. Some of the reasons:
~feeling overwhelmed by the goals, steps, or tasks you’ve created
~fear of failing
~not trusting your desire, plan, or whether it is the right thing
~feeling stuck, not being sure how to get started
For me, a fear of failure has kept me from dreaming and going after things in my life. While that is no longer the case in most areas of my life, I have found that writing seems to be one I continue to have difficulty with.
So, if you find there are things you look forward to and/or are excited about, but stuff gets in the way, join me in taking a leap, even when you aren’t sure where you will land.
That is how this post came about. I had a few different ideas in mind for my first post back from vacation. Some I have even started. But wasn’t able to complete anything. So, I decided to write, instead, about feeling stuck.
I find it a little ironic that I have sat down several times over the past couple of weeks to write something that had some meaning to it. Something that might, hopefully, be interesting or helpful to read. Clearly, that didn’t happen. When I decide to just write, I’m able to create a post in a matter of minutes.
….Not that this is particularly interesting or helpful ;-), but at least I was able to let go of the constraints. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be.
The leap you will take will obviously be different than mine. Unless writing is both a desire and a difficulty for you. But the effect is the same.
What tends to hold you back? What’s been helpful in getting you to take the leap?