I Have Failed

July 3, 2012

Photography Credit: Made u Look Photography

Yesterday I had a to do list longer than my arm…

Food shopping.
Write a Green Room article.
Clean bathroom.
Book hotel room.
Write 3 wedding posts.
Tidy bedroom.
Change bedding.
Tidy office.
Put clothes away.

Instead I spent most of the day sat in front of my computer, staring at a blank document on my screen. I checked facebook. I tweeted. I checked facebook again. And then I tweeted about zombies. I read my entire Google reader. I read the latest Photo Professional Magazine. I napped. I carried my cats around the house like babies.

Did I do any of the things on my list? Did I hell.

Sometimes the inspiration and/or inclination just don’t come and no matter how hard you try you can’t physically force yourself to do the things you know you have to. No matter how good your intentions are or how neatly your ‘to do list’ is written. Procrastination is a bitch, but you know, sometimes we just need to give ourselves a break.

If it’s not happening, I’d encourage you to just allow it. Stop pressurising yourself and take the time off you need. Get up and get out… or just flomp in front of the TV/hang out on social media if that’s what you want… and forgive yourself for your impromptu mini break.

Sometimes failure is OK. There may be no rhyme or reason to it, and you might not learnt anything from the experience, but that’s alright. Let’s forgive ourselves for our momentary lapses in awesomeness and just let them be…

I’ll come back swinging again tomorrow. Who’s with me?