A Three Month Review
Backalong, in my second ever blog post You find your path by walking it I wrote about using the three month trial as a way of getting to grips with learning new skills and adapting to change.
I often recommend this to clients who are feeling stuck, and my plan was to try this out for myself, to put up a blog post about once a week for about three months, that’s about 13 weeks, about 13 posts.
Life events had knocked me a little off course and this pushed me to seek a new path. Learning to blog was an experiment. It was so very far from my comfort zone, but it looked like a new skill with potential to open up an alternative way to connect and share knowledge.
And, dear reader, I have done it! I am actually delighted with what I’ve achieved. It might seem like such a tiny thing to the tech savvy or experienced bloggers, but I was sooooo not one of those people.
Another thing I was considering back then, in my second blog post, was celebrating the everyday tiny wins and that is what I am doing here. I am celebrating in a quiet and modest way, with a secretive inward smile and a pleasantly warm swelling in my chest.
And something else I’m doing here is demonstrating a helpful technique often used in ACT, which is noticing, physicalising and naming one’s emotions, observing them and not getting overly caught up in them.
I set out to learn to do something new, and I now have a new way to share some of the stuff that I know with a wider audience by getting online and blogging.
I really hope something, anything that I say might be of interest or use to someone, anyone!
I’m still trying to keep it simple and making sure to avoid perfectionism, and for myself I am ensuring there is plenty of time and space for the people and things that really matter. That’s what they call committed action in the ACT world. More on that later.
What I’m not doing is running away with the idea that I’m the best blogger in the world, ever.
Here’s a nice quote from Octavia E Butler:
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it
I can work with that, holding it lightly 😉
PS and BTW, other things mentioned in You find your path by walking it were batching, time blocking and automating, and I’m delighted to report that with the help of Alexandra we now have blog posts scheduled for the next three months. Get in!!!
We are now having lots of silly fun mucking about creating card decks that will be for sale in the shop before too long. Mine is developing the idea of gritty prompts for values based living presented as prescriptions, perhaps Joe Oliver would like to help me out here?