Hey Me...Get Out of the Way!
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The day when members of the Insecure Writer's Support Group
share their writing struggles and offer their encouragement
and support to other members.
IWSG founder: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Our wonderful co-hosts:
Gwen Gardner, Dolorah, Sarah Foster, and M. Pax.
I have so much to get done, my head swam...just a little.
Book launch. Life. Taxes. Tis the season for it all.
Anyhow, I made a list and started powering* through. I was knocking things off and about sprained a muscle patting myself on the back, when I stopped for lunch. While noshing on my sandwich, I was reading blogs and realized....holy smokes! It's Wednesday (yes, I do lose track of days...no it's not the worst problem to have) and it's February (Really? Already?) And it's IWSG Day!!!
Now, I would never miss this. I may arrive late, with my hair a mess, but I will make it to the party.
Best advice for shutting up insecure thoughts?
Well, not to sound like a Nike commercial, but~
When you have something that needs to be done, thinking is a bad thing.
Planning is good. Problem solving is acceptable. But brooding over your failings and your lack of progress will get you NOWHERE!!
Stop it. Tell your brain to shut up. Politely.
Then make a list of all the things you need to get done and DO them!
And just so I don't sound all bossy and whip wielding, here is this:
Trust me. You're no bigger a screw up than any of the rest of us.
Now, tell yourself to get out of the way and get busy.
*you know how to power through, right? You begin at #1 on the list and you just do it. No matter how crappy (like tax stuff) or boring (like tax stuff)...you just get it done and mark it off the list.