When I started blogging, I was overwhelmed.
I read everything I could. I tried to read everything free that I could find online. Then I signed up for some newsletters. Then I bought some courses & books.
Overwhelmed, I stuck with some of it. But honestly I didn’t read through all of it. There were a few things that I could tell weren’t too useful right away. But somewhere in the long explanations of things that I didn’t fully understand, I lost the ability to sustain my focus.
What I was looking for was something that just told me directly some useful things to do. I knew that if it was useful, it would stand by itself. I didn’t need pages & pages of explanations to be convinced. I needed something condensed that I could drill through & just see:
What it was
Where to find it
I knew I could do the rest of the figuring out whether it was useful & how to implement it on my blog.
But I couldn’t find that. The result was: I was distracted. I’d put one thing down & pick up another. And pick up another. And another. Never finishing. But always, overwhelmed.
But honestly – I really couldn’t tell what was useful & what wasn’t. I didn’t know which things to do first as a newbie & which things didn’t make sense to do until later. I didn’t even know how to define later?
When I have a newsletter? When I have a kabillion subscribers? How about when I have 100 subscribers? How about when I can simultaneously keep the house clean, the children up to date on their school work & have a beautiful, photogenic dinner on the table? Umm…yea, right.
I was so frustrated! It bothered me how many hours I had a spent consuming someone else’s ideas instead of doing the two things what I wanted to do:
Share what I’m learning about God
Share what I’ve learned about Blogging
But a still, small voice rose up inside me & said, “Take it step by step.” After that, I made the decision to stop being overwhelmed.
So what I started doing was keeping lists. I wrote down what I did & how it turned out (good or bad). I wrote down what I wanted to do. For every 1 thing I checked off, I seemed to find 10 more things I could potentially do.
As my lists grew, instead of feeling upset that I “couldn’t keep up”, I told myself it was ok because at least I wrote everything down, so I wouldn’t forget. Am I the only one who forgets things? LOL!
BTW, I so don’t know where my keys are right now. But its ok. I’m not going to focus on that right now. I’m not going to focus on my forgetfulness either. Sometimes, we have to sit down & just focus. Letting distractions rule means you won’t be productive. Letting distractions control your schedule means you will stay stuck in overwhelm.
My crockpot is going. The dog has been let out. My girls are doing their schoolwork.
The keys can wait.
Right now, I’m talking to you.
You don’t have to be overwhelmed.
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