I had a Seri-free session as she goes out to play with her friend next door. So, I scrambled to log in my blog as I realised it’s already nearing Mid March and the last time I churned out a blog post was January. So feeling like an utter failure for not posting weekly, I ignored my sleepy state of mind and get to typing this blog post with a bottle of Coway water to keep hydrated.
I could type fairly fast and my English is not so bad. Most of the time, I am not entirely stupid. So what was preventing me from writing a blog post after post?
Of course my measly excused was that I didn’t have enough time to all the things I planned out in my head. Despite having a helper, one would imagine I would be free to be more productive. I would have like to just put Seri aside with toys whilst I pound on the keyboard furiously. But no, my little heart and soul prefer me to interact with her playtime. Watch her build KLCC tower from Alphabets that she was supposed to spell words with. Respond to her whilst she tells me about the MRT passing through to go to work or sleep. And all these I would rather do then miss out on the moments.
But I used her too many a times as an excuse to procrastinate writing a blog post. Instead of picking up the writing whilst she’s asleep, I set to doze off as well, exhausted from all the child play. I just kept thinking that I did not have enough time on a day when my brain was functioning properly to write a blog post.
After reading 7 Simple Tips to Blog Faster I was convinced to change my viewpoint on time. Watching Castiyah go about all day working should have provided me with this idea. But sometimes, one just need to listen or read from another perspective.
Sales Picking Up
This is a great thing happening. Our frozen food initiative has picked up and we now have 1 agent and 2 outlets serving our products. Which means, less time. Granted, I do not produce everything myself, but it does take a considerable amount of time to go and purchase materials and more time preparing for above 50 packets within a few days.
Also, this means Castiyah will be too busy to take Seri outside to play, and I need to entertain Seri all throughout the whole process in between juggling for deliveries for weekly orders. And delivery guys seems harder to come on certain days.
The little time I have, I have been spending it with learning and updating Instagram. Trying to post something every hour is time-consuming. Nevermind the halfway through Facebook Page, the abandoned Youtube Channel, and nothing intelligent from my Twitter.
Then I get this crazy idea to add another Instagram account to try out a Pre-Order Clothing Store. Pfft.
I read a lot to learn more about Social Media Marketing, SEO, Copywriting to help me improve in Marketing & Sales. So much so, that I have spent less time on Netflix (or maybe I ran out of things to watch since I often binge). I don’t even remember about ASTRO until I feel like watching the News.
This affects a lot of my time. As I get contacted by flu and fever from Seri, I tend to sleep a lot in the day …. and night. Then my body clock goes haywire and I get a headache. That’s not the mood set to write a post for a blog. Can’t even type a message straight on my phone.
I aim for a better health. I tell myself to start exercising every day because that’s what it takes to make my body feel good and energised. Yes, just telling at the moment. I need to freaking do it!
The mother of all my reasons to procrastinate on tasks. I want things to be perfect in a specific way. There is this perfect idea for a post, but certain things are missing, and I don’t want to start before I get more information. Or most of the time, I don’t think my idea is as good as a certain blog is and how I want it to be. That I end up not doing any of it at all. And time passes by quickly.
“There is no better symphony for self-destruction than the beautifully poisonous melody of our excuses” – Steve Maraboli
Steve is right. So don’t be me. Be better. Be productive. “Change our viewpoint of time” as David Risley wrote.