Thanks, Seth Godin, for reminding me to write every day
And so my on-off blogging journey is reignited.
Getting out of a slump
I’ve been in a slump lately, and when that happens, I go back to basics. It’s really just about taking a step back, hit pause and take a couple of deep breaths. Clearing my mind through decluttering has been my favourite method so far – decluttering physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.
Let’s get physical
I start with the physical clutter because that’s the easiest. Clean out my fridge and pantry, tend to the gardens to pull weeds and dead foliage, and tidy up the rest of the house.
Digital clutter is next, with short bursts of tackling my inbox. At the highest point of unreads, I think I had just 19,000 unread emails a few years back. Now I’m down to 5,486 unreads. Unsubscribing and marking spam emails has become a regular
activity. I’ve also found that snoozing emails to a later date when you feel like it might be more relevant, or you can give yourself some procrastination time, is really helpful.
Snooze, use or lose
For example, I like to subscribe to various personal and business growth blogs and sometimes I am just not in the mood to learn about the latest trends in SEO. So I schedule it for ‘Someday’ in my email program (I use Spark on macOS) and it’s a surprise to me when it does show up, and I may or may not snooze, use or lose it at that point.
So thanks again to Seth Godin for the reminder to write every day, even if no one reads it.