I have definitely had a Monday State of Mind for the past month (or more). I really don’t even have a good excuse for not checking in here. I feel like I have been floating (as in not doing anything) here in this little wonderful corner of the World Wide Web that I get to occupy. It is about time I kick the Monday State of Mind to the curb!
It is said that perfectionism leads to procrastination. I would have not thought myself a perfectionist until recently.
I (We, because I drag my Dear Farmer into all of my “stuff”) had planned for this blog to be about weight loss and health. We had both just shed a bunch of weight (about 60lbs in under 3 months) and we wanted everyone on the planet to feel as good as we did/do! What better way to get the hope out there (that there is something that truly does work – because I’ve tried about everything) than to start a blog? That then turned into, “OOOh, we are sharing so much fun stuff with our friends on Instagram and Facebook, why not share it here too? For some reason that simply hasn’t happened. I kept reading all of these, “How to” article on blogging. To have a successful blog you should…to reach more people you should…to be relevant you should…to ______ you should… So many “you shoulds”! I “should” not have read so many “how to” articles. Haha
So I have been procrastinating! Anyone else out there know how it feels? Just too much information to move forward! Wanting to be perfect to be able to serve each and every reader who so kindly spends time on my posts. Trust me, I understand reading my posts can be a s**t show! I type like I think…squirrel! I usually always have a good point (at least I think so, but I also think I’m quite funny too, so there’s that) I just don’t usually get to the point in a straight line of thought…it’s a curvy path following my thinking. Kudos to you if you can do it.
I had wanted to post a great recipe and photos the first week in October but am not fluent enough in add-ons to make it easily printable. And, I just didn’t take the time to figure it out. So, no post and now it is over a month later.
We have also been away from home quite a bit in the last month. :0 This seems quite odd in this time of pandemic, but it was mostly just the two of us enjoying the beauty of our state from the window of our vehicle, chatting and “cogitating” as my Dear Farmer likes to call it, when we disagree. I know, it really doesn’t fit since we are neither thinking deeply or meditating…We are usually “debating” for lack of a better word. Our “debate” style, as a married couple is, shall we say “interesting”. Most people find us quite comical – and we are definitely OK with that. I’ll post about that another day. 😉
For the past almost 2 years I have spent a lot of our “car time” on my phone. Aren’t cell phones AMAZZAZING?!? As a health coach – I am always just a text or call away from my clients. If they need me or my support I am there no matter where I am. As a designer – I can use my phone to create designs, store great photos and ideas, post products, and work on busnessy stuff. Then there is the fact that we can be connected to family and friends no matter where we are. It really wasn’t that long ago that cell phones WEREN’T part of our everyday life…at least it doesn’t seem that long ago to me 😉 yet it is hard to imagine daily life without them.
So, today is Monday…I can honestly say, I have put on my positive pants and am getting stuff done! As you can see from my word-vomit-thought-process above… It is ok to have a Monday State of Mind, it’s just probably not the best to let it stick around for as long as I did. And, don’t let perfectionism turn into procrastination because then you have to show up and figure out where to start all over again.
How was your Monday?