When starting the blog in early 2018 I was filled with enthusiasm and energy. It was a project that enabled me to communicate great ideas and keep me learning. It is now January 2019 and I haven’t written a blog since April 2018.When starting I did look at other similar blogs and the regularity of posts. Many blogs were similar in their growth with many posts at the beginning and then a trailing off after a few months. I thought at the time that mine would be different and that I could do better, the planning fallacy and the bias blind spot in play. So now it is 2019 and I am here to start things up again. To see if I can best April, to see if I can do better. Growth is always on everyone’s mind at the start of a new year and I hope this year to explore topics that I am interested in, have previously learned and new topics that I am only starting to become familiar with.
This week marks National Volunteers week and celebrates the tireless efforts of volunteers across the country. Give a little change a lot is the thee for 2018 and more information can be found here https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/nvw/.
Previously I have discussed the enormous psychological benefits of volunteering and its effectiveness of building resilience against depression and loneliness. I encourage everyone top volunteer to not only help the community but most importantly to help yourself.
It has been over a week since my last post, since I have been to yoga or since I have meaningfully contributed to my business. I have regressed on my goals. So I am writing today about this regression in the hope the dominos of motivation will begin to tumble.
Goal regression in my opinion is an envitability which is mirrored in the transactional model of change through the relapse component. Size and duration of regression is varitable and dependant on many factors, some out of my control, some in my control.
The best way to beat procrastination is often said to “just start”. You don’t have to finish what you start or even do it for long but just by starting something then you will eventually complete it. This is true, however, to start something you have to have some motivation (internal or external) for movement without cause is without purpose.
Through accepting my regression free of blame, excuses and reasons I am able to start to work back towards them. Through naming the regression my meta awareness allows me to move back to maintaining my goals instead of maintaining the regression. Control what you can and accept what you cannot.