Writing a blog is similar to trying to lose weight. When I first started Running Without a Watch last September, I would go through spurts of writing and then have days or even weeks where I could not write anything. I put too much pressure on myself. I wanted to post an article every day, seven days a week. I got overwhelmed and my writing suffered.
This is similar to running. There were times when I forced myself to try to get out there each and every day and wound up suffering from burnout. The running stopped, I got injured because I pushed myself too long or too fast. I gained a little a weight. I stopped eating so healthy and went through binges for a few days here and there of junk food.
Once I relaxed and realized running is part of my life and not my life, it became easier. Rather than run 30 or 31 days a month, my goal is 20-21 days. Instead of forcing myself to get out there and run five or six miles at a time, I am happy with three or four.
The same thing happened with my writing. Once I created a goal of posting five days a week, Monday – Friday, it started to come easy. December will be the 6th month in a row of posting every Monday- Friday.
Thank you for reading and being a part of my journey.