One week into this Ultimate Blog Challenge and I am feeling pretty good. I have some blog posts already prepared for the days ahead and I am feeling pretty good about myself until…… I count how many more days I have to prepare and how many days are left.
Then I start to panic. Then I start to sweat. Then writer’s block attacks with a vengeance. How in the world am I going to do this? What was I thinking? I look at my calendar and think, there is no way I can come up with that many thoughtful, well written, witty posts. YIKES.
I also start getting overwhelmed about commenting on two other posts, putting my post on Twitter, and wishing I had more time to look at a lot of the blogs being posted
Then, I stop and breathe. I have a lot of company when it comes to this challenge. I have a lot of people, apparently from all over the world, that are feeling the same way. I have a lot of people that can empathize with the overwhelming wave of emotion that has overcome me.
So, I do what I tell my organizing and life coach clients. Breathe, take a little bit at a time and look how far you have come, not so much at how far you have to go. I also tell them to not give up right before breakthrough and to press on, even when they don’t feel like it.
So, I am going to take my own advice and press on…..doing what I can, when I can, the best I can. 1 week done – that is where my focus is going to be Then, when I catch myself getting overwhelmed and thinking too far ahead I will focus on my next step, not the next 24 steps.
How are you feeling about this challenge after the first full week?