Remember where you started

Just over 2 weeks ago, I committed to writing a blog post every day for 30 days. 

So. What happened?

The truth is I got to day 5, and I run out of steam. The excitement of the challenge died and reality kicked in. Now I’m all about motivation and positivity but the truth of the matter is my heart just wasn’t into the challenge. 

I like to evaluate and take learning from every situation so I challenged myself to consider what went wrong.

Commitment 

When I started the 30 day blogging challenge I blocked out time to write. I gave myself a 3 pm slot, I knew just after lunch I’d be full on food, energy and positive vibes and ready to write. The reality is when you’re studying like I am and you’re trying to fit writing in as well as other things that just get in the way. 3 pm turns into 4 pm, that turns into 8 pm before I knew it I was ready to curl up in the sofa and watch TV. So what could I have done differently I would have set a time in the morning so I write after breakfast that way if I needed to move it later there would be more time to work with.

Inspiration

I like writing about things that come up, I might go on a run and get a random thought or read something that sparks a random idea that I think would be great for a blog. So when I was forcing myself to sit down and just write on the top of my head, to tell you the truth, I just lacked inspiration. It seemed like a chore. The fun writing hour that I’d planned, turned into a dreaded hour of sitting down and staring at a blank screen. Next time I would put more time into planning what I would write have themes and use more prompts that could spark some inspiration.

Focus

As much as I love writing, and blogging I realise that I prefer the more fun side of social media like a quick post and caption on insta instead of writing something more formal. When I started this blog its aim was to share different parks to run to in London, to celebrate the joys of Mother Nature. So it’s really helped me reaffirm my vision for this blog so I will start this back up this week with a new park discovery. Being out in nature really helps me feel energised and full of life – watch this space!

Have you ever attempted a blogging challenge, how did it go for you?

Let me know in the comments bellow

Nadine x

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