My plate is full. So full, I just sit there and look at it and then I’m not hungry anymore. I push the plate away from me so I don’t have to see it anymore. I know I need to eat, so I pull the plate back. I push the food around with my fork so it looks like I am making progress, but in true form, I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. Then I realize, I need to stop overthinking and just do it. Whatever it is on my plate, I just need to stop worrying about it and just get things done that I have control over.
I’m at a retreat with 25 other amazing women. We’ve been part of an online community and now we’re all in the same room together. We’re overthinking things, but we’re also helping each other realize that we all have the ability to get it done. And by getting it done, I mean we need to stop trying to do it all. Which is counterintuitive really. There comes a time when we need to trust our instincts and push forward. Stop letting our insecurities hold us back. Doing something, while not perfect, is better than not doing anything at all.
So instead of worrying about my next blog post, deadlines, book edits, girl scout cookie sales, being in more than one place at the same time, parenting fails, and all the other things… I am just going to do one thing at a time. It’s not going to be perfect, but it’s going to get done.
Stop overthinking and just do it. Welcome 2018.