Is this thing still on?

So, it’s been a little while since I last wrote something on my Medium account…

I say a little while, it was December 31st 2020 when I last posted so a bit more than a “little while” if we’re honest.

Last year, I set a goal to write something every single week for Medium and I stuck to it. Surprisingly I found it quite easy, but then for some reason I just stopped posting. I’ve got zero reasons as to why I stopped, I just did. If I really think about it, last year was a year where I ticked off a number of goals that I set at the beginning of 2020 and arguably I set too many goals. Which resulted in a bit of burnout.

However, excuses don’t really mean anything and more importantly I’m back at it. I won’t be posting every single week, it’ll be more a case of posting when I feel like it but I want to build back some consistency with it. My reading has been similar this year as well. I arguably did too much last year and my consistency has fallen off massively, I’ve still read but nowhere near to the level I did in 2020. I did come to the realisation though that for large parts of last year I was reading for the sake of the goal rather than reading to learn and take in what I was reading.

It is quite cool looking back at some of these posts from last year, especially the ones early in the year and seeing the progression. Last year saw me launch a business so I’m now in a completely different position and I’m guilty of not taking enough time to reflect on how far we’ve come.

I really enjoyed spending last year using this Medium account as a way to share my thoughts on mindset and how I approach things so it’s something I’m desperate to get back to. In a strange way, it’s a good way to switch off, get lost in my thoughts for a little bit and get them out on to a page to try and make sense of them.

Our thoughts carry more power than a lot of us realise but we also ultimately have power over them. For me, I think a lot of people don’t understand that and let those thoughts control their lives.

I’ll be making a bit of a plan over this next week about topics I can write about but suggestions will always be welcome.

Let’s get back to it.

Have a good week.

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