Each month Aaron Morris, aka SirScrapalot, shares productivity tips and stories from his simple scrapbooking life.
Every fall, I tend to take a break from my online life. Being a teacher, this is one of the busiest times of year for me. Getting ready for school to start, and then putting the routines in order for a successful year seem to take everything out of me. So usually, around Labor Day, I take some time off from the online world.
This year, I had planned on taking a two week hiatus. Yet here we are, almost 7 weeks later and I’ve still not returned fully to my online life. It’s not that I don’t want to; I just can seem to get going again. Now, I’ve become determined to get back into my online life, and this is how I plan to do it.
- Let go – The longer I stay away, the more and more I worry about what it will be like when I come back. I’ve filled my head with worry and doubt about what might happen when I return. I need to let all of these feelings go. They are just in my own mind, and I need to not let them take over.
- Make some decisions about what’s important – As I slowly make my way back into my online life, I’ve started to really look at what is important to me about my online life. Some things will be left behind. It’s kind of like cleaning house; I need to trim the fat. This way, it’s easier for me to get back to the few things that I’ve decided to keep up.
- Just do it – I’ve given this advice many times before, and now it’s time for me to take it. The biggest hurdle I need to jump in getting back into my online life is to just get back to it. The hardest part is getting started.
I know it won’t be perfect, but I am committed to getting back to the life I had before school started. I know that I’m not alone; everyone has a hard time getting back on track at some time. What things do you do when you have a hard time getting started?