How often to we feel so overwhelmed by all the things that we NEED to do only to find ourselves procrastinating and put too many things on the back burner? Sometimes we just need to stop thinking and planning and take care of the immediate task in front of us. In my case it’s this blog! I can tell you about a hundred reasons why I haven’t posted but you know what? They would only be excuses. So I’m not going to do that I am going to just type what comes to mind.
The other day I came across this interesting post on Facebook about how this guy wanted to emphasize that people shouldn’t focus on goals, they should focus on a process. It was a very well thought-out article and and interesting read/perception indeed. However, after reading the comments on the article I couldn’t help but witness the majority of commenters totally missed the point of the article. Some were even content with just simply saying “Yeah, that’s why I never set goals” which is absurd to me.
Here is what I wrote in response to the article:
I encourage you guys to read the blog article: Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead. I would love to know what you guys think of the article!
I’d like to put a list together of fellow bloggers. So if you own a blog please reply to this post with your blog name and URL alongside a brief description of your blog. 🙂
Thank you AAA for kicking my butt back into gear! To be honest my excuse is simple: I have not made Citadel of Thoughts priority lately. I will do better (I promise!) …for how long? We shall see!
What’s been going on…
Stepping Up & Nutrition
So I’ve been focusing a lot on my fitness and nutrition. 16,000 steps per day in hopes of getting that number up to 20K soon. I’ve also been on the Whole30 program which is 30 days of clean eating strictly protein, vegetables, and fruit with no additives or added sugar of any kind. Eating out has dropped drastically considering there is virtually NOTHING compliant in restaurant foods. The closest I’ve gotten to is Sushi; which I loved despite the fact that I couldn’t have any of the wasabi or ginger because of the potential corn starch and sugar content in them. The fact that there is no rice or grains allowed in the Whole30 program I was stuck with an order of sashimi and house salad but it was still delicious to me! With that being sense a great deal of my absence from C.O.T is due to the fact that I spent a lot of time preparing my meals. I don’t think I’ve eaten this many vegetables in my life but you know what? I love it!
This is project I’ve been working on with my friend Amanda. I will be running an advice column for the radio station and host live with her once a month. I will definitely talk more about that in a future blog post because I know I would want all of my readers to check that out as well!
I had this great fear of programming and getting my head around it so I decided to tackle it head on and create a new website. It is still work in progress but essentially it’s going to be like an online directory to help website, forum, and blog owners advertise their sites. I will talk more about that as well once it is LIVE.
But…no more excuses
Considering that I do not have a job yet surely I can spend at least an hour to Citadel of Thoughts. I will once again make my blog priority – I’m sorry for disappearing there for a bit! With that being said, I would like to take this opportunity to ask you – what do you think I should write about next? Please let me know by leaving a comment.
It’s not just about being different or making your blog stand out. I just hear time and time again stories of people getting threats about being sued over using someone else’s copyrighted picture without their consent.
I don’t currently make ANY money for writing in Citadel of Thoughts in fact I’ve invested my own money into this project I do it mostly for fun. In a way it’s actually quite therapeutic and allows me to step outside of my head for a little bit and just think about the words that I’m going to type on here. It’s kind of just walking around with no other purpose but to get fresh air and observe your surroundings. When I write on here it makes me forget what I need to do tomorrow or what I didn’t do today and I just make myself focus on what’s in front of me. That’s essentially what bloggers want to do that is the thing we have in common. Now the last thing we want is to hear something negative like being threatened by a law suit.
So if you do blog, do yourself a favor when you post things use your own images. You can take any picture from your smart phone. You don’t need a fancy camera. What I’ve been doing for myself is when I have moment to walk around town I try to have my camera with and just try to take pictures of everything I find interesting. If I’m out and about running errands or something and I don’t have my camera you will find me still snapping away with my phone. The great thing with this approach is you will find that when you’re in rut, you can look through your pictures and you can actually snap out of your writer’s block by simply searching through your photos and wait for inspiration to hit.