I'm gearing up to publish a new book, and have several more planned, so it's no surprise that I often get overwhelmed.
I tend to get into procrastination mode at those times, and lose myself in all sorts of experiments and ideas.
These past weeks I procrastinated by trying to find the best note-taking app, only to find out I still prefer the one I already used.
I also dove deep into researching a topic that never held my interest until I discover it at random, only to discover it wasn't really of use to me.
So how do I get out of this downward spiral? A few simple steps:
Step 1 - Ask some big questions
Why do you want to publish a book, blog, become a YouTuber?
What in you drives you to keep at it?
What do you feel called to create?
Why do you want to achieve this goal?
Step 2 - Create a task list
When you have your why, make a list of tasks to achieve your big goal
Make sure your tasks are all manageable.
For example, a book doesn't get published in a day. You need to take steps, like editing, creating a layout etc.
It's a perfect way of tricking your mind to not get into overwhelmed procrastination mode. You're just creating a cover, that's all.
Step 3 - Start doing
Grab your bullet journal and make a list of three small things you can do to bring you closer to one of your goals.
And then put on some music and do your work.