This is a post about time…
On second thought, while time is a major part of it, ultimately this is a post about a particular lie that I tell myself.
“I don’t have time to write.”
What I usually mean when I think this to myself is that I don’t have the amount of time I’d prefer to spend writing.
And the usual follow up to that is a bit of frustration and depression that I can’t control my schedule to afford me the time I’d like to have.
A lot of the time, this is my fault. I agree to spend time doing other things, and I’ll tell myself that I’ll get to it when I’m done with that other stuff. Sometimes that works, and sometimes I’m so spent – either physically, or mentally, that I don’t have the spoons to get anything done.
Other times, I’ll get done so late in the day that I don’t have the hours left in the day to sit down for a good writing session.
And still other times, things beyond my control will happen and chew up the day, leaving me with scant minutes to get anything done.
That’s the way life has been these past few months. There was the surgery, then the return to working in the office (Masked, of course), and it’s been one thing after another, taking little bites out of my time, keeping me from really sitting down to write, and if I can’t get a good session in, then what’s the point?
The point, I keep reminding myself, is this:
Getting anything done, is still getting something done. Even if it’s only a little bit.
I know from personal experience that when I get work done, I feel much better than I would have if I hadn’t done anything.
So why, if I know this, will I self-reject the idea of opening the project for a few minutes, if that’s all the time that I’ve got?
That kind of “All or Nothing” thinking isn’t doing me any favors and it’s something that I need to work on.
I’ve often said that this blog is for myself as much as it is for any potential readers and if this is something that I needed to hear, might be that some of you out there might benefit from it as well.
You don’t need to spend hours and hours at a time on a project for that work to be valid.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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