Hi guys! It is Day 6 of the 365 day blog post challenge, where I publish 1 blog post every day for 365 days. The topics focus on crochet, crafting, and goals, so if this is something you are interested in, you can read more posts here. Today, we are going to be discussing how procrastination can cause you to feel burnt out.
Procrastination can Lead to Burn Out
I am tired. Yesterday, I released the Disco Queen Blanket pattern, and I am feeling the after effects today. Pattern release days are always stressful for me because I lack time management skills. The PDF pattern is already written and edited by my tech editor, but I put off writing the blog post and editing the video tutorials, for as long as possible. This means that on the day of the release, I spend the entire day on the computer, trying to meet my deadline.
My body gets frustrated with me on these days. It’s screaming at me to stretch or walk around; signaling me to eat food; and telling me to sleep. This is not a healthy situation, but I do it to myself. After every pattern release, I tell myself that next time will be different. Next time, I will work on the blog post and videos ahead of time. Next time, I will do a little bit every day, to reduce my workload on release days.
Challenging Myself (and You) to Make a Change
Maybe next time I will be better with my time. Even as I am typing this, I know that the same thing will continue to happen, if I don’t make a change. So why not challenge myself, like I did with this blog post challenge? My next pattern release is the Flower Power Blanket. It’s a hexagon motif blanket that uses a single colour to draw attention to all of the texture. I am giving myself 2 weeks from today (January 26th, 2022) to post the pattern. During these 2 weeks, I have to do one small task, relating to the pattern release, every day. These tasks have to be recorded, and I will share this information on the day after the release. If I did not complete the challenge, you will know about it.
Would you like to join me in this challenge? Is there something that you have been putting off doing? Do you have a deadline coming up that you have been dreading? This can be a crochet deadline or not. Whatever it is, try challenging yourself to do a little bit of work every day. Hold yourself accountable, or find an accountability partner (significant other, loved one, friend, or social media). You may love the challenge, or you may hate it, but at least you can say you tried it.
This wraps up Day 6 of the 365 Day Challenge. Thank you so much for reading and following along with me. Have a wonderful day, and happy crocheting!
Read and explore more topics in the 365 Day Blog Post Challenge here.