Are you sticking to working one project? How do you balance your work life?
Working One Project
In our busy society, we’re always looking for and thinking about the next best thing. What will happen next? When will this happen? What does the future hold? We all need to slow down and focus on what’s happening right now. Live in the moment and do what we can. We’re only human after all.
Many times I find myself stressed out because I’m thinking about several things at once. While I’m trying to finish one project, I’m thinking about what to do next. What book should I write? How can I do a book signing event? How much money do I need to publish this on my own? Should I do this? Should I do that?
Stop thinking about the future. Yes, it’s good to have plans and to know what to expect, but when it gives us stress, it’s not worth it. Planning for the future is important. Knowing what you want and knowing your goals is part of life. In this situation, we need to focus on RIGHT NOW and not things that we can’t control. If you’re not ready for the next step, don’t start planning it.
Some decisions don’t need to happen until you’re faced with them head on. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” That cliche fits perfectly here. Don’t worry about what’s going to happen next until you need to make a solid decision. Sure, you can think about it and come up with ideas and tentative plans in your spare time, but never EVER worry about unnecessary things.
It’s very important to focus on one project at a time, like editing your first book. If you have too much going on, your projects might lose their value or quality. You might overwhelm yourself and stretch too thin. You might crash. Taking care of yourself is key. Take breaks no matter what you’re working on. Don’t push yourself too far. Know your limitations.
If you’re the kind of person that thrives on multitasking and doing a million projects at once, then good on ya! If that works for you, don’t let me stop you. This is just my opinion. Stay focused on one thing and you’ll get it done faster. (Advice I still need to learn to follow myself). Make a timeline so you know when you’ll be able to work on your next project. Give that one project your all and make it perfect. Nurture it and give it every last bit of your attention.
Nurture Your Ideas for Working One Project
If you’re like me, you have a million plans and ideas running through your head. It’s okay. There’s still time. Pick one, or even two things if you’re brave, and get it done. Immerse yourself in the project and you’ll feel so proud of yourself when you’re finished. If you’re scrambling around trying to make all your plans and goals a reality, I don’t think the end result will be as satisfying.
Take your time. You will accomplish everything that you want to. I believe in all of you! You can achieve everything you’ve ever wanted. Just know that it doesn’t have to happen right away. Everything takes time. Find your lane and stick with it. Know what you want and fight for it. There’s no such thing as an overnight success.
Stay focused and stay healthy, everyone. I can’t stress that enough. Keeping your mind and body rested is as important as finishing your projects. One step at a time, guys. One step at a time!
Did I beat you with enough cliches and encouragement? Well, here’s another. Don’t stop believing!
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