This writing slump is no longer funny. If I had the courage to allow you to see how many posts I have begun only to stop myself a couple of paragraphs in…
Right now this blog is winning on neither quality or quantity. So I’m going to do start doing it exactly like I do when I can’t get into cleaning: set a timer for 5 minutes.
I will write what I can for those 5 minutes. If I don’t have anything else to add, I publish. If I do, I keep going. The hope is that actually starting has been what’s holding me back.
This is the first installment of my 5-minute blog. Other things I’m going to try on the “Just Get Going” Method:
1) 10 minutes of physical activity – Whether this be a short walk or an aimless dance in the living room to whatever is on Pandora.
2) 1 meal at home – I love bagels at Starbucks, sandwiches at Panera, but I’m getting tired of the take-out at night. This might end up “The Year of the Slow Cooker.”
3) 2 books a month – Though an active library user, I’m horrid at finishing books before their due date. I should be a lot better at my favorite hobby and pastime.
Here’s hoping we all find the motivation we’re seeking and don’t get discouraged when we hit the rough spots that will come.