Just Get Started. If You Get Lost You Will Find Your Way.

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Yesterday was such a full day for me.  I woke up early and went to work then scheduled a haircut right after work.  I knew that I was planning on driving to Seattle to visit my boyfriend, but then he texted me and said he wanted  to come home.  I was relieved that I would not have to make that drive.  Then I received a message from him asking me to come visit him since he would be in meetings until after 6.  It was 3:15 and I still had to get gas then go home and feed our cats before I left.  I agreed to it and was so looking forward to seeing him and hearing about his adventures.  

I left the house around 4:30 (right in the midst of rush hour) and I landed right in the thick of traffic my entire trip.  By the time we were reunited it was after 7, but it was worth-it.  We have missed each other.  I got the Grand tour of his new office.  Then we went shopping for some “new job clothes” and I found some workout clothes (I desperately need to start working out again.)  We closed our night with burgers and strawberry lemonades at Red Robin’s then headed to bed.  

Less than an hour ago, I kissed him goodbye and sent him off to work.  Hopefully he will come see me at the hotel during his lunch break.  I don’t have work today, since it is Veteran’s Day so I am going to relax and rest my foot.  I don’t know what I did, but my right foot has been bothering me the past few days.  I am also going to catch up on my blogging.  

Today’s Topic is:

What is the hardest part of a big project?  Getting the energy to begin, finding the time to work on it, or feeling down that it’s over?”

Getting started.  Beginning.  Taking the first step.  Embarking on a journey.  Putting the pen to paper.  Brainstorming.  For some reason I usually always struggle with the beginning and getting started.  Whether it is a paper, project, a trip.  I start to worry about things and get stressed out and overwhelmed.  Even  yesterday, as I was putting gas into the car and realizing that I would be fighting rush hour traffic, I started stressing, but I recognized what I was doing, took some deep breaths, and kept moving forward.

I think with me the key is going to be not letting my stress and worries get the better of me.  Worrying will not make my problems and concerns go away.  In fact it will cloud my mind and make it harder for me to concentrate.  I will be thinking about the obstacles rather than putting my energy where it needs to be: CREATING and finding solutions.

Another sticking point for me  is creating a master plan complete with steps and goals, but getting discouraged when I do not follow through or when I get a little off track.  An example of this is my blogging.  I set a goal to blog every day in November.  I missed yesterday due to the circumstances and my infamous battle with travel and traffic.  In the past I might have given up the whole challenge or let myself slide since I missed one day, but now I can clearly see that that would be silly.  I can easily make up my post like I am doing right now.  

This is going to be my new focus.  I will not let myself get discouraged or off track if I hit a road bump here or there.  I will just take a deep breath, regroup, then pick up where I left off.  I think this will serve me well in all areas in my life.  

Another thing I have been struggling with is living a healthy lifestyle which includes good nutrition and consistent exercise.  I know that I am capable of being healthy because I have done it before and got great results.  I could think clearly and had less problems with pain.  These past few months I have been a little stressed with my new job.  I am still struggling with my meals and making exercise a priority.  It is not that I don’t have time, I do.  I am just having a hard time with getting started.

So here I go, when I think I things that I need to do, I will get right into it and just get started.

I think the best advice that I can offer (even to myself) is:

When you have a goal or a project and you feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to start; just get started.  If you get lost, you will find your way.

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What is most challenging for you? Getting started, going through the process, or the ending?  What do you do to overcome those challenges?

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace, Love, and Blessings Always,

Alana  Xoxoxo
NaBloPoMo November 2015

2 thoughts on “Just Get Started. If You Get Lost You Will Find Your Way.

  1. Hello, Living Out Loud! 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your comment and follow! 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your writing, too. Based on this post, I wonder if you have read Liz Gilbert’s new book, _Big Magic_? I *highly* recommend it. Her style is so real, and her perspective so refreshing! She lays out the creative process, glory, pitfalls, cliches and yes, MAGIC–it’s completely inspiring and I will read/hear it over and over forever (I have it on Audible–waiting for the paperback). Have a great rest of your week! 🙂

    1. Hello! Thank you for visiting my page and reading! I haven’t read Big Magic yet. Thank you for the recommendation :). I read her book “Eat, Pray, Love.” And really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read this new book. I am also looking forward to reading more of your writing. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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