Some days it’s challenging to come up with a blog topic. Especially when you’re tired. Especially when you’re tired and you really haven’t done much over the course of a day.
You’re more driven to follow your passion at the times where you’re trying to avoid doing something that you’re SUPPOSED to do.
Everything seems more interesting when compared to something that’s more boring — if I’m supposed to do a chore, that’s when I’ll remember about the funny video that a friend posted. Tedious errand at work? Wow! Here comes that amazing tweet I need to share with the world! We’ll always be trying to make our lives as interesting as possible while avoiding whatever it is that we find boring.
Unfortunately, we kind of need those boring things, lest our fun things BECOME boring things.
That’s how I can be at home sometimes — I’ll have all the free time in the world to work on the things I want to do — but I just can’t seem to find the gusto I need to do it. I’m sure you’ve felt this way too — we all have. Maybe you’re too tired, or there’s just too much going on in your life. Maybe you’re frustrated from everything that’s distracted you from doing the things you’ve wanted to do for so long.
Well here’s the sad truth — it all catches up with you. Those nights working late, the meetings you don’t want to be in, even that commute to and from the place you’ve got to go to in order to earn a buck — you can’t just erase the imprint it leaves on you when the weekend comes along.
But stop. Breathe. Don’t worry. Though it may seem that the invisible ball-and-chain attached to your leg is dragging you down into the depths, this too shall pass. (And return and pass again, like waves crashing ashore.)
Sometimes you just need to switch gears to really get your mind back to where it needs to be. The world is filled with distractions, misdirections and dead-ends galore, but really, sometimes just thinking about something else or trying to do something else will really help you to get the juice you need to move forward.
So nip that boredom in the bud by ignoring it and thinking of something else. Heck, it might even work!
–Casey E. Palmer