Hit The Wall!.
Last Update: May 22, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleagues
Some thoughts on a little dark place I have been in for about 9 days
A Lesson in FrailtyI posted my 120 day Stats in this Blog 10 days ago when I had just about achieved everything I had expected to in 120 days, and actually a wee bit more, as due to my 40% conversion rate from referrals I was in profit for my outlay (modest as it is) for my subscription.
I had also just that very day received my first Amazon commission from my book reviews on my Paleo site. So it all looked pretty good.
The only thing I had not managed to do was make my 120,000 words in 120 days I was about 1500 short.
The next day I got to work and cracked out two articles for separate websites each of which was 1500 plus
Then I hit the wall!........................
The day after I posted those two articles I suffered what I can only term website exhaustion. I had since 13 January religiously written 1000 words a day, followed the training and engaged on the platform.
I had not felt overwhelmed by any of this activity at any time, there was no slow creeping barrage of weariness or the common problem of writers block, the ideas flowed and the excitement and anticipation of the future potential rewards was constantly driving me to be productive.
Not sure what triggered it, but the day after writing those last two articles, which caught me up with my word target, I just found myself suddenly weary of writing for my websites and I unconsciously put it off, naively saying to myself that I would have a break and get back to it tomorrow....hmmmm!
That was 9 days ago, and only today did I go back to writing and find myself well on the way to getting out the three 1500 word reviews that I had planned for this weekend.
My reflective conclusions on why this happened are:
- I forgot my own best advice about balance in my approach to the WA adventure.
- It is good to take a break now and again and do something completely different
- 120 days is too long without a break
- I achieved a lot in 120 days and was ready for a break.
- 9 days in too long of a writing break
- Planned would be better than for it to happen as it did, because it made me feel guilty
- I don't need to feel guilty
- It's okay to be frail because to be frail is to be human! LoL😂😂😂
I found 2 things about staying engaged with the WA social platform:
- The good - It kept me engaged and progressed my knowledge and learning
- The bad - I unconsciously saw myself as being productive in my business
Just my frank succinct but personal observations, that may be of some help, or provide food for thought for other driven individuals in the Springtime of their WA adventure.
Back to content writing..........
From New Zealand, friends and colleagues
Kia Koa, Kia Kaha🧐