All month long I’m taking part in National Blog Posting Month, so I’ve written original content here every day in November. Phew! So far, my personal favorites have been Guilt-Free Ways for Working Parents to be Engaged in the Classroom, as well as an honest and funny video from Jane Pauley on her bipolar diagnosis. Today, I decided to take a suggestion from BlogHer and use the suggested topic:
What is the hardest part of a big project: getting the energy to begin,
finding the time to work on it, or feeling down that it’s over?
For me, it’s getting the energy to begin.
I always have so many ideas swirling around in my head that I have to really pause and concentrate on a specific task. I need to do like my blogging buddy, Bernetta Style and download a meditation app to help me concentrate.
I’m still on the fence about hosting a 2015 Holiday Gift Guide even though I’ve shared them for the last three years. I feel torn about promoting shopping and consumerism when our family already has so many things that we’re running out of space for storage.
Secondly, finding the time to work on a big project is another struggle. I usually work from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with time to drop off A.J. at kindergarten. Once he’s in bed, I try to work for at least another two hours creating content here, producing videos and managing social media for clients.
Add to my work schedule the “Mommy Guilt” A.J. has no problem dishing out and his honesty about my weight, and I’m pretty occupied.
Talk back to me in the comments, how do you handle big projects at work or at home?