I start every one of these posts by typing some questions to myself wondering what today’s post idea will be. The words don’t necessarily make sense, for instance, today started with “Today’s post… So another day and time for another post, but what will today’s post bring, I’m not really sure, etc etc”. This of course always gets deleted before I hit publish.
It’s not really anything, and it’s only a line or two but it provides the momentum that allows the post idea to formulate in my head, it makes me stop and seriously think about what I could write about so I can come up with an idea and write a post.
But just as beginning that forward motion is important so is the time for reflection, “don’t just do something, stand there!”. That way you don’t get carried away chasing a bad idea not allowing yourself time to see that it is just that, a bad idea, until you’ve put the work in and need to do it again. Taking some time for self-assessment without harsh self judgement allows you more clarity to make sure you’re putting your energy into the right place.
As with everything it’s about balance, and with practice, you learn to see when you need to go and when you need to sit.