The last time I wrote and posted to the blog was November 23, 2019.
It was 179 days ago. One hundred and seventy-nine days.
Do I feel bad about it? A little. But sometimes you get stuck. Sometimes you get into these modes where you just don’t feel like doing anything.
That last post was right before the holidays. Who has time during the holidays?
And then my website got hacked after that, so I had to spend time rebuilding it. It still isn’t what it used to be. So I was cranky, and didn’t really feel like creating new content.
And then, well, you know. COVID. “The ‘Rona.” And then writing blogs and creating content really just becomes a low (non-existent) priority.
But all of these are just excuses. Let’s face facts. I didn’t feel like writing anything. I was lazy. But being lazy doesn’t help move you forward in your business. It doesn’t help you grow.
How do you move forward when you don’t feel like doing anything?
First, acknowledge what it is. Laziness. Lack of caring. Zero motivation. We all have it. We all go through it. Acknowledge it and recognize that you’re in the middle of a bout of apathy.
Next, don’t stay there too long. Some days you just need to shut down and mentally regroup. That’s fine. Take a few days for a mental holiday. 179 days? WAY too long.
Finally, as TR would say, “get action!” Get back to work. Schedule yourself a short block of time and jump back into focusing on those things you need to be working on for your business. Do not tell yourself you’re going to get up at 5am and spend the first four hours of each day getting things done. It’s not going to happen. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Set yourself up for action.
Look, you’ve just been in mental hibernation for a while (hopefully not 179 days!!!). You can’t just jump back in and go full force. You’ll burn out in a couple of days and then 179 days will turn into a year...or more.
Take your time with small steps. Like getting up and committing to writing a tiny blog that admits you’ve been lazy. And then go from there. Don’t make promises to yourself you can’t keep right now. Just commit to starting.
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