You did not wake up today to be mediocre.
-Creative Yoga Journal
I’m in a slump.
Not that I don’t know what to write about; the thing is I have too many book ideas, WIP, and projects and I want to achieve them all at the same time because I love them all so much, and since I have terrible organizing skills, I end up feeling utterly overwhelmed and I don’t make progress in any of these goals.
Anyone else ever feels like that?
To be honest with you guys, I’ve been feeling like that for more than a month now, and I want it to stop.
I want out of the slump.
I woke up this morning with the firm intention of not going through another day like that, and I stumbled upon this amazing article that totally gave me back my motivation, or at least made me realize that it’s okay to lose it sometimes.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The article gives you 16 ways to get off your butt when you’re in a slump. (Not just a writing slump, though that’s from that perspective that I read it since my goals are about writing.) The main idea is to go one goal at a time, in order to get better and faster success. Here are my two favorite tips they give:
- Build anticpation. They suggest not to start working on your goal right away (which I always do), and instead to mark a Start Date on you calendar. That way you make it even more important, and you can gradually get ready to officially begin until then.
- Commit publicly. Tell people about your goal. Post about it, or tweet, or whatever you prefer. Like they put it, We will go the extra mile to do something we’ve said publicly. And so I’m sharing today my current goal with you guys.
I want my book to get published this year.
I sound silly writing this, and I’m downright terrified not to succeed now that this post is published out there in the scary world. But because of that I’m definitely going to work harder until I accomplish it.
So that’s it for me.
Hopefully this helped you find motivation if you lost it, and I hope you’ll take a minute to read the article if you haven’t because it’s truly inspiring. (At least it helped me get my shit together.)
At first they will ask why you’re doing it. Then they will ask how you did it.
Thanks for reading everyone!
Have you ever had a slump?
What helps you get out of it?
Let me know in the comments!
Have a wonderful week!