Get out of your own way

I haven’t written an article for over 10 months. One minute, the story I told myself was that I was taking a break because I couldn’t think of any ideas, then I was starting a new job, then I was wrapped up in the birth of our first child (my favourite job so far), busy with work, busy being a Dad, busy not sleeping, busy with a restructure, busy being in a creativity funk, still busy being in a funk and now it’s mid-September.

As I sit here and write, I realise something. My ideas haven’t dried up because I’ve been busy, my ideas dried up because I stopped writing. I’m not unable to write because I’m in a funk, I’m in a funk because I haven’t been writing!

While I’ve been writing these few paragraphs, I’ve thought of 3 other ideas for articles I want to explore!

Sometimes we just have to get out of our own way. As simplistic as it might sound, starting is the best way.

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