Before starting this post I drank a lot of tea.
Tea is a fantastic aid to procrastination.
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”
I’ve been blogging over 4 years now, and during that time I can count on one hand how many times the words just won’t come. In fact it’s probably only really been twice.
An unplanned absence from the blog (my virtual home) during December has left me a little lost for words.
It feels awkward and forced to type this morning. I imagine it might read that way also.
But I know that the hardest step is to type the first word.
The rest will follow. And they have. I’m now 100 words in as I typed 100.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Getting started is all about taking that first step, whatever your want, or need, may be.
Maybe you want to get fit. You don’t have to run 6 miles today, you can walk 1 or 2.
Have you been thinking about losing a little excess weight? A full on paleo diet may not be the best starting point, but cutting out that mid-afternoon sugary snack may be.
Thinking about learning a new language? No time to study 2 nights a week at college? Listen to an audio book for 10 minutes each day as you drive to work.
The start of each New Year brings with it high hopes and aspirations. I love the positivity and motivation that January inspires. What I don’t love is the way in which retailers and brands go into commercial overdrive, putting out messages that we need to reinvent ourselves. Suggesting that there is a perfect solution to achieve our aspirations, or resolve our problems.
If you have never been to a gym in 40 years, developing the habit to go 3 times a week is going to be a massive leap.
But walking to a location you go to daily instead of driving may not be. It’s still exercise. It may not be packaged up as the perfect solution – but it works. And its free.
I have something that I genuinely need to get started on. It’s been weighing me down for a long time.
But that’s a post for another day. I’ve broken my writers block, I got started and still have much more to share.