The Daily Growth Blog #29/ — | I’ve decided to take a break. Why?
29 days ago, when I took the plunge and decided to write, every single day, for 365 days, I did so because of multiple reasons. I wanted to get back my love of writing and I wanted to push myself to post more content, do more with my social media. I have loved every single blog every single LinkedIn post and every single tweet. Yes, my Instagram may have been the most fun (it was not part of the 365 day streak) but I loved the other three platforms the most.
Because I felt like I was nurturing the other three platforms, trying to see where I went with them and the fact that I was trying to create meaningful content, day in and day out. (Instagram is still quite random & mental so I’m fine with it, like parents are with a spoilt teenage kid).
Where did I go with them?
I went places, I think. When I look back at the various blogs, LinkedIn posts and the tweets, I am pleasantly surprised. Some of them are really meaningful. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting a lot, so there is no way I could have disappointed myself. But 1% of me did think I’d go 365 days without stopping. You know what the funny thing is? Even if I’d have pledged to do just 30 days, I might have stopped at 29 if I felt what I’m feeling today.
No, I don’t give up that easily on goals (just in case some future manager or interviewer is reading this). :D This is different. This was more of a personal experiment than a goal. I wanted to see how the pressure of maintaining a streak ends up pushing me to do things I may otherwise have not done.
I’m an introvert at heart, always have been. To write every day, to post (on a professional platform where I have 5000 legit connections and around 2000 post views on an average) about anything & everything I can think of and to keep the originality awake took away a lot from me. In the last week or so, I’ve been quite dazed overall. It’s funny how my mind has been literally shutting down in the last couple of weeks or so. All the creative energy it has inside it is focused on trying to come up with new ideas for writing every single day. I can’t do this to my mind and head.
I am in awe of the people who write every day, multiple times in a day and even do this as a profession. I don’t know how they do it. It’s exceptional.
For me, everything I do has to come from my heart, otherwise there’s no point in doing it. Right now, I’m feeling happy and my heart is almost singing knowing that we won’t have to do this again tomorrow and that we can take a break, without this ‘chore’ stuck at the back of the mind all through the day. I’m also happy that I can do this. It just makes me more confident about my fitness goals, mentorship goals and my general ‘becoming better’ goals.
I’m so happy I did this, and stuck to doing it, for almost a month. Reaffirms my faith in mind over matter or awareness over the mind.
Anyway, it’s been a wonderful ride, and I’m going to take some time off (interestingly, in God’s own country, Kerala), rejuvenate & focus on some of the things that matter more than writing right now.
I may even just pick up that guitar and finally start learning something. Wow.
Cheers you rockstar readers! Thank you.