Coaching and A Hiatus

I’m just popping in to write a short update and say that I’m taking some time out. I’ve been working through some business coaching material (woo!), and it has really impacted how I think about how I manage my time.

As you probably know I am the biggest project person ever. I love to start new things (like business coaching!). But I also spend most of my time in a state of complete overwhelm, which makes me miserable and also impacts how successful I am (or not) at everything I do.

So. For a while, at least, I’m taking some time out. No blogging. No writing. No learning Japanese. No crazy health and fitness plans. No more business ideas.

Instead I am going to take care of the important things first (family, the washing, dinners, etc. – you know how it is when you run a home), and then I am going to focus on only one thing TO COMPLETION.

I have tried this before with personal projects, and failed. But that doesn’t mean it’s a hopeless case. I can really see how my constant swapping around is hurting my plans to be financially more liberated than I currently am, and I know my personality is jumpy, but I’m going to keep practising.

I’ll be glad of the release of the mental load. I always think of posts I should write and I never get around to it, plus I also think of all the other things I should be doing and feel bad about not doing them/finishing them/starting them.

So we’ll give this a try and see where we go.

I will still be reading, just not posting. Pressure off!

xxx

7 thoughts on “Coaching and A Hiatus

    • I look forward to hearing about your coaching program. I’d love to pick your brains one day about freelancing as it’s something I’d really like to get into. Enjoy the focus time. We live in a world where if we’re not working on 101 things at once we’re considered lazy yet it never achieves anything! Drives me nuts although I’m as guilty as the next person for trying to juggle stupid amounts of projects. It’s that whole new and shiny syndrome with me. Instead I should be focusing on the important things that were new and exciting at one time and that I wanted/still want to achieve. Take care.

  1. I look forward to hearing about your coaching program. I’d love to pick your brains one day about freelancing as it’s something I’d really like to get into. Enjoy the focus time. We live in a world where if we’re not working on 101 things at once we’re considered lazy yet it never achieves anything! Drives me nuts although I’m as guilty as the next person for trying to juggle stupid amounts of projects. It’s that whole new and shiny syndrome with me. Instead I should be focusing on the important things that were new and exciting at one time and that I wanted/still want to achieve. Take care.

    • I missed the notification for this comment! Shiny object syndrome is something I am working hard on – it’s been a very disruptive influence in my life. Coaching has been the BIGGEST help for me to clarify my goals. I have ended up doing something totally unexpected and instead of growing my freelance web business (which is what I thought I was going to do when I started), I have basically closed up the business for new customers and instead am pursuing my passion for minimalism and simple living (probably something that has united us ever since we met!). I’m really, properly going all in on blogging and bringing my take on a simpler life to the rest of the world. It is crazy as I am just one tiny person, but it’s honestly the one thing that has been a constant in my life for so long, and since I started I have felt so much better about what I’m doing. It’s early days, the design needs work, I haven’t quite found my voice yet, but I’ve set up a blog, a facebook group and a facebook page for simple living. You can read more at simpledays.co.uk. I’ve felt a bit nervous talking about it (so many new starts it kind of gets embarrassing), but I feel like I’m finally in alignment with the way I want to live. I certainly didn’t expect to be doing this at all a month ago, so it’s been a crazy turn of events, but once I pinpointed what I really felt strongly about the rest just came flooding in. I almost feel relieved to have finally just admitted this is what I want to do!

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