“What absolute crap this is”
When you post online people can say things about your work.
It doesn’t matter. Last week a guy read the same post and messaged me ”I just read your post (How to get started from the bottom) re-read it twice, and then followed you… Thank you very much”
Who is right?
Maybe both of them. I don’t know.
It doesn’t matter, the post was for me. I am writing for when I am lost again.
Know the difference between avoidance and being lost. Some days I want to avoid things. I don’t want to sweat, my head hurts from thinking. There are days I don’t want to feel any pain.
When I am unprepared it’s easy to avoid the things I need to do. A year ago I wrote this “I continue to be defined by my habits.”
When I’m prepared I follow my routines: reading, meditation, eating healthy, etc.
Once a positive habit forms there is less resistance. Discipline equals freedom.
The fastest path for me is reading. I was wrong. I thought only non — fiction was the answer. It doesn’t matter what you read, so long as you read something.
Find a book, a chapter… just one page and read it. This can start the wheels again. Other things can happen once the wheels are turning. The trick is to get them moving again.
I read six to ten different books at once, don’t read a book you aren’t interested in. Pick the one you are most interested in and start reading.
Today reading feels like too much work. I’m an auditory person, reading isn’t always the path of least resistance for me. I can always listen.
What should I listen to?
Some uptempo music? Maybe some comedy, listening to comedy changes my entire frame, I start to play in my head. Later I find myself laughing at the jokes and repeating them to friends, I laugh and sometimes they do too.
Once this is all over I hope people will remember the fun times we had. The time I made them laugh by doing something funny.