"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."- Lao-tzu
"Build it and they will come." - Field of Dreams
"Just do it."- Nike
"Just start."- Me
Today's tip: If you've got something that is less than pleasant to do, the best thing to do is to just get started on it. This is advice that I need to follow more for myself. It is how I started this blog. I had bought the domain, set up email, set up on Wix and had ideas, but I let it sit for about 2 weeks.
One morning, I woke up extra early and couldn't go back to sleep. Instead of grabbing the phone and cruising FB, I got up and moved my laptop to the kitchen table (current office situation) and started typing away. It had been on my mind and I figured, "Why not?" It felt good to get it started. I went back to bed and was able to get a couple more hours of sleep.
The blog is not a raging success at this point. Well, not financially, but I'm proud of myself for not letting this fall by the wayside. Sometimes if I'm too busy with #momlife, I post less. Life is calming down now after my daughter's intense schedule with her Fine Arts program. After a crazy year, I feel I can get back to getting involved in their homeschool the way I used to. I call them to the kitchen table and have them do school while I type and think of other ways to be productive. So the blog is benefiting us in other ways.
Many times, I use the "just start" phrase on my children. Whether it's writing a school paper or cleaning their room. I tell them to just write random things and then go back to edit. For their room, I tell them to just take 15 minutes to see what y they can accomplish. Their rooms are usually clean before time is up.
Unfortunately, this is something that I have learned later in life. I would like to imprint this on my children. Many times, I act like an ostrich that had stuck it's head in the ground. Recently, I've began to use prayer help me move forward. I will leave you with the words from The Black Eyed Peas.