I’ve been feeling so uninspired this past week and a bit. I normally run at a hundred miles an hour but lately my head has been going at a million miles an hour and I’m finding it really hard to focus on the blog, let alone the other bits of my life. And I’ve been procrastinating. A lot. I spent majority of my uni career avoiding things I needed to complete, and since I graduated a few years back I weaned myself out of the bad habit, so I’m feeling pretty cheeky that I’ve slowly allowed that bad habit back into my life. My phone has been permanently attached to my hand lately and the amount of time I’ve wasted “scrolling” when I could of been completing other tasks is ticking me off. As a blogger I’m constantly on my phone for “research” purposes, jotting down ideas, making notes when inspiration (does) strike and keeping up with the latest, but aimless scrolling is doing me no favours. I’m kind of getting sick of seeing my mobile to be honest!
Want to know what else I’ve done to avoid sitting down and blogging…
1. I did the dishes, and I hate doing dishes.
2. I dusted the furniture, another very non-Emma job.
3. I cooked dinner (without complaining, which never happens).
4. I’ve already chosen an outfit to wear to work tomorrow, when normally I just pull on whatever I see first on my rack.
5. I even watched an episode of How I Met Your Mother with E (and I don’t really like the show at all, gasp!).
I stumbled across this kooky article about getting back into it when writers block strikes (procrastinating my procrastination). To sum it up some of the tips were pretty wacky, including “swear like a pirate” (umm, E might be a little bit concerned I’d lost the plot) or chug some caffeine (I’ve had enough already today), but the point that resonated most was sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, and in this case I’m struggling a little with inspiration so I’m going to write about it. Forced blogging is the worst – you can feel the inauthenticity oozing from the page. It’s really not enjoyable reading those kinds of posts, and I’m sure you guys feel the same.
So today’s serve is a little bit random and a teeny bit ranty, but the “real” Emma is the biggest over thinker and a (tiny) bit dramatic, so you’re seeing a bit more of me today. I’m sure I’ll find my mojo again soon, once I let the pent up issues in my mind evaporate. It’s only normal. We cannot be on point all the time.
A friend also suggested I stop and reflect, so that’ll be next on my to do list… once I stop phone scrolling of course.
I know this is just a phase and I’ll find my head again soon, but I’m putting it out to you guys, how can I blog when I can’t even clear my head right now? How do you find inspiration when you’re feeling generally uninspired?
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