I really do the “jumps too high” thing rather a lot. I’m forever setting goals beyond my reach – or, actually, setting goals I can reach but creating a process to get at them with expectations attached that are simply ridiculous.
I’m determined to use “every note ever,” since I have a pileup of links, post-its, stickies, etc. I still intend to do this, but right now I’m not even clearing my stack of magazines from March that I use for reference. The end result is that I’m burning out more, not less, and I have yet to add any really juicy, thought-provoking content.
What can I do about this:
- Remind myself that I still haven’t hit my 10,000 hours at blogging.
- Remind myself it’s OK to say “not doing that.”
- Remind myself it’s OK to declare “note bankruptcy” at any time.
Divorcing a Real Witch book:
I’m just relaxing and trusting my rewrite at the moment. I have a lot of mental terror around the marketing and documentary stuff.
What I can do about this:
- Work up some daily affirmations
- Take a class on documentary making.
- Better baby step: do some online research on documentary making. Maybe then get some library books on the subject.
Other things I’m doing are pretty much broken down into tiny steps. I learned long ago when working with Pagan organizations that the bigger the step you want to take, the tinier you have to make the approach.
…and today, I need to make caramel. Preferably before my cold makes me too tired to do it.
Filed under: The Sound of Paper