Don’t let the small things get in the way

Bite-sized, delicious blueberries. Photo by Basheer.

The new year has been bursting with activity. Some resolutions actually evolving into habits and bigger and better ideas, others sitting on the back burner to wait for more opportune moments.

I’m still excited. My cup is half full (there’s lots of room to play and learn). The setbacks in some areas don’t have enough weight to keep me from actively pursuing an ecstatic lifestyle.

More than ever, I realize that isn’t just about losing weight and letting good health flow through my veins. It starts inside, welling from a place that is both focused and fluid, a spring of joy that floods out fear, anger, frustration, disappointment. It emerges into action, into realigning my life in gradual steps and occasional leaps toward living as fully and joyfully as possible.

It’s the old habits that die hard, and for me, procrastinating my writing is as old as I am. I jumped into this website with intentions for good quality content at least weekly…words that would inspire you (and me) to live ecstatically and show you how to do it.

I’ve neglected you. I imagine that you’re intrigued to know how I lost 20 pounds in a couple of months, how I’m redesigning my life in search of time and money freedom, and how, in the midst of all of that, I’m still enjoying the finer things that life has to offer.

Here’s what gets in the way: I want this website to look this way, and do this and that and I ought to learn this or that before writing anything, right? Nope. I want to have a complete guide for all the things I did in the past few months to get where I am now – and how all of that continues. I want to point you to the things I’ve used, the products I’ve bought, the information I’ve found. I wanted to do all of that at the same time. It was too much, and I was paralyzed. I would start writing and there was so much that a single post would be bursting with enough ideas that it was completely indigestible and nearly unintelligible – and that was in the first two paragraphs.

I am getting out of my own way. I’ll give you all of that stuff in delectable, bite-sized pieces that can be easily devoured or slowly savored (we all have our own style of reading and eating). And as for all those little things that I believe have to be first? Time for them to take the back seat.

If you want to end your paralysis, it starts with prioritizing. Focus on what you really want, and take a step or two towards it every day. If you don’t know what you want, pick something for the moment. Follow it for awhile. Refining as you go is actually part of the fun.

 

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  1. Arina says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Where do we start? What’s first? What’s most important? Today, tomorrow, yesterday? My list overflows of things I need and want to do. Just pick one, Arina, I say, and do it. When it’s complete, move on to the next.