It’s 7 PM on Day 44 of the Year of Blogging Daily, and I have no idea what my topic is going to be. And I’m hungry. I want to have dinner soon, but I want to write this post before dinner. My big plans for after dinner? Watching some TV shows I DVR-ed while I was on my trip, which I’m REALLY looking forward to.
So I’d like to write a blog post, now. But about what?
I’ve had ideas for topics, popping up throughout the day, including:
- Writing thank-you notes.
- How to give yourself a great 60th birthday party.
- Tips on traveling by yourself
- Decisions, decisions
- The 30-minute Blog
- Irritating things
That last topic is an indication that I’m hungry.
I’m very much in touch — right now — with the reality that writing a daily blog does present this danger: that posting might turn into something that I SHOULD be doing. (If you want to read a previous post about SHOULDs, it’s right here.)
Writing a daily post might turn into a source of stress, another obligation. And an INESCAPABLE one. Oh, no! I just finished a post less than 24 hours ago, and NOW I HAVE TO DO ANOTHER ONE! Eeeeeeek!
If there’s something you need to do every day, I guess freaking out like that is always a possibility. But I think there ARE ways to let go of that stress.
For example, you can always — in the moment — get a sense of what might help you complete your task, balancing different priorities.
Sometimes, it really helps to name what those priorities are.
In this case, my priorities are:
- Eat dinner.
Okay, that completes today’s post. Thanks for reading!