It’s ANZAC Day here in Australia today, a national day of remembrance and a public holiday. And I think my mind and body decided first thing today it was going on holiday too. I have spent the last hour or so playing on Facebook, reading e-mails, finding things to search for on Google, in other words doing absolutely anything to keep me from doing what I needed to be doing – write today’s post.
If there are any Packed to the Rafters watchers reading this, I’m in a similar position to the one Julie found herself in on last nights episode, where her kitchen received a spring clean and by the end of the day she’d written nothing, nada, not one word. She ended up writing about having nothing to write about and a deadline to meet, and the editor loved it.
The truth is I plan my posts on Monday mornings but I just couldn’t get things to happen this evening. But, being true to my word (to myself) that I would post every night, and because I figured it might be helpful for others to see it’s not always a walk in the park, I’m sitting here writing from the heart. This is me in the raw, no pretense, no silver lining, no glossy cover, just me.
No matter how motivated or focused you are there are going to be times when you want to pull the covers over your head and wish the world would go away, just leave you alone to do absolutely nothing, or whatever it is that nothing means to you. And guess what, there are times when you will do this and feel fantastic for it. BUT, and it’s a BIG BUT the difference between people that achieve their goals and those that don’t is exactly what is done when you feel like this. I’m feeling better already having written this, and it’s shown me that I have what it takes, I’m one post closer to achieving my goal than I was 30 minutes ago.
So when you feel the going is a little tough, do what I’ve just done, acknowledge that you’re not feeling up to it, and do it anyway. The results will make it all worthwhile. The more you do this the easier it becomes and eventually you will form a habit and find it is a rarity not to want to do something. Imagine how good that’s going to feel, as good as I’m feeling now. Night all, I’ll be back in full force tomorrow xx