Ok, it's true confession time. I've been suffering from a bit of writer's block. Actually that's a lie. I've been writing a ton, but my perfectionistic tendencies have been challenging me and I haven't been able to hit the publish button on anything I've written lately. This led me to think about what to do next, which got me thinking about what I usually do when I don't know what to do. The answer to that is very different now than it used to be. In the past, I would have done a few things without even really thinking about it, like:
- Asking a ton of other people what they think I should do
- Stressing out, beating myself up, and overanalyzing the situation
- Telling myself I just need to go faster and force myself to push through it
Thankfully, I did none of things. So what did I do? I meditated. I've learned that creating a moment of stillness so I can hear what my inner voice is trying to tell me is the most crucial step I can take to figure out what I actually think.
Cut to me coming out of my meditation and hearing "just talk about what you want to write about until you're ready to dive back in." So...I whipped out my iPhone and recorded a mini podcast talking about what you can do when you don't know what to do. And I have to say it did feel like the right next step. Which is super weird to me because I've usually had a much easier time expressing myself through the written word, rather than speaking off the cuff, but I think that might be why it was good for me to do. My logical mind's decision would definitely not have been, "I know, let's tape a podcast!" But more often than not, reconnecting to your intuition and being led to do something outside your comfort zone is usually the answer you didn't even know you were looking for.
If you're interested, you can check out my podcast debut below (caution: in the interest of not being perfectionistic I did not edit the podcast and say "you know," "kind-of," and "um," like a lot). Thanks for listening!