And, of course, THIS was the week I was going to really dig into my book writing. (Or so I was telling myself.)
And, of course, being sick gave me a perfect excuse to NOT dig into my book writing, since I was moving slow as it was (not to mention having to take breaks) and had to focus on my to-do list.
And THAT, my friends, seems to be a nasty habit of mine when it comes to getting my own books out into the world.
Now, while it’s true I have finished several books already, and deep down inside I know I’m in the right place to get more books done in 2014, I’m still rather disappointed with myself that one of my old, not-serving-me habits has reared its ugly head this week.
Procrastination is one of my major bad habits when it comes to my own writing. And being able to rationalize my bad habit with a great excuse like “I’m sick” always works out wonderfully for me. What a perfect reason to NOT write!
On the other hand, I really AM sick. So what do you do? I also want to honor what my body is telling me. And it feels like my body is telling me to take it easy — I’ve been running at full speed since this year has started, so as excited and full of energy as I’ve been, maybe getting sick is my body’s way of telling me to pace myself. I mean I’ve started writing a lot more on my blog (including starting this new column) plus I got my podcast going plus I’ve been swamped with client work. And while it’s been awesome to have gotten all of this done, it IS only January — we DO have 11 months left of 2014 so maybe I don’t need to be moving quite as fast.
And when I get quiet, that feels like the truth and it feels like that’s what my inner wisdom is telling me.
But I also can’t quite shake the disappointment I’m feeling with myself either.