As much as I said I didn’t have goals for 2016, I may have lied. I do. I basically want to feel like I have achieved something more than survival, which is all the past few years have felt like to me.
This is in more than one area of my life, though initially I had it in relation to blogging. I was irregular in 2015. I know the reasons why, and that was a lot to do with all of my life being irregular and not pushing myself to blog when I knew that I wasn’t in a place to do it well.
I Lied About Having No Goals For 2016
Now, I know that there are a few of you who read posts about what goes on in my life and tell me I’m being too hard on myself. I know I generally do the best with what I have. But it doesn’t feel like I make progress towards my goals, and that is what is eternally frustrating to me. I spent most of 2015 without a laptop, which meant spending the day at work at a desk, then coming home and sitting behind a desk for even longer. The month I launched my blogging course Contentum Creatio was one of the longest months of my life. SO much time at my desk after work.
But it does leave me with the feeling of wasted time. Of wanting to be further ahead than I am now. Of all the ideas I have for Bloggers and Bacon that I haven’t done yet. Of new blog type projects I want to start but need to work out how to afford a VA first (because I literally don’t have enough time to take on any more blogs without having parts outsource-able).
However, I am still taking it easy. I am trying to ignore my OMG YOU HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING!!!!!!!!! thoughts and let myself readjust to a new job and full time work/commute, to get ahead on blog content and find a pattern for social media scheduling, before I do any other types of courses or ebooks or projects.
I don’t really like control and limiting myself, so it’s quite hard. But at the same time, I’m kind of proud of how well I’ve done. It’s like I’ve managed to reign in my shiny object syndrome for possibly the first time ever. Well, sort of. I still have ALL THE IDEAS but I don’t start acting on them. I write them down, file them away, and go back to what I was doing. This is what I would like to be able to keep doing for the rest of 2016. To act on my ideas intentionally.
How do you control yourself from ALL THE IDEAS?