I had such great intentions of posting the third article in my current blog series on taking risks in business, "Diving Deep: Learning New Skills" by now. See, I even have a catchy title. But you know what? Sometimes life happens, and this week, life has definitely happened.
Here are some of the diversions that have kept me from pounding out the blog. I bet you can relate to some of them:
"Mom, can you braid my hair?"
"Mom, what are we doing today?"
"Mom, are we going anywhere today?"
"Mom, what's for lunch?"
"Mom, where's my softball t-shirt?"
"Mom, do you want to play Lego battles?"
I love them so much. I also cannot hear myself think.
I tried going into another room. They followed me. I tried looking really
busy so they'd know I didn't want to be interrupted. They watched what I was doing over my shoulder. I tried hiding in my room with my laptop. They found me. Welcome to summer, folks.
So those were fun diversions from the norm. Then there were the distractions - the things that you don't necessarily have to deal with right this minute. For me, once the diversions get me off track, the distractions seem a lot more attractive. Things like:
Do you know what I mean? Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens to.
It's not all bad though. Sometimes I think our brains just need a break. We need the comfort of the mundane, the normal, the day-to-day. Last week was super stressful. I can't handle that kind of stress all the time, and my brain knows it.
I'd love to hear what you do to decompress after a rough week, or the ways you get off on a rabbit trail when you need to be focused. Rest assured you're not alone.
Now excuse me while I go clean out my purse . . . .
Hi, I'm Christa, manager of HUB Creative Media and co-founder of Livestock HUB, an Iowa-based business specializing in web design and online marketing. I have one handsome hubby who's my partner in crime (not literally) and two great kids who keep us busy (Softball! Volleyball! Basketball! All the sports!) I love creating beautiful things, whether on the computer, in the garden or in my home. Helping people promote what they love is my favorite!