Work in Progress

I’ve started bullet journaling and it’s really helping me prioritize my daily tasks so I’m more productive. I needed the help. I too often find myself sticking things I need to get done or want to accomplish in the future on arbitrary lists in tracking apps that may or may not get much attention. Now I’ve been writing out plans daily, and doing the work of reminding & prioritizing myself. This was on my list today: BLOG POST – SOMETHING. As soon as I hit “Publish” I get to experience the (surprisingly strong) satisfaction of checking off that task in my journal. Happy New Year!

img_20170107_104121I tend to second guess my plans… quite a lot sometimes, which is why it’s hard for me to post consistently on this blog. I usually talk myself out of it. Lately, I’ve been thinking of posting and then getting stuck because half of me really wants to write about a movie I liked or a recipe I tried, but then the other half of me is frozen in after-election despair wondering, “Is there anything I can share that won’t feel inappropriately lackluster?” Not a helpful thought, I know. I’ve dealt with anxiety before but never this constant or concrete. It’s a struggle. But the attitude that we should give up on sharing the stuff of everyday life because there’s work to be done is not helpful. Sharing is part of the work… Publish!

2 thoughts on “Work in Progress

  1. I’m new to the whole Bullet Journal craze but with three weeks under my belt I really, really like it! I get the same sense of satisfaction marking tasks complete!! Thanks for sharing…and keep posting about whatever you like… 🙂

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  2. Glad to hear that your Bullet Journal is working out for you! Mine has helped me to post more regularly on my blog. The most useful thing I’ve created is a page where I jot down possible ideas for blog posts, I can then refer to it each week and write according to whichever idea inspires me. Hope you continue to find your journal useful!

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