Most people fall into the latter category.
It doesn’t seem to matter if you plan to post once per week or several times per week. Sticking to the schedule feels hard.
After all, you have other commitments as well. Maybe you have another job. Or you have family obligations or clients to coach.
Something always seems to get in the way, right?
What REALLY Gets in the Way of Blogging Consistently
Indeed, it does.
But what gets in the way is not what you think or believe.
What gets in the way of blogging consistently is you.
More specifically, what stops you is what goes on in your head.
Stop Stopping Yourself
More specifically, your negative thoughts and limited beliefs keep you from writing and publishing posts on a schedule.
For example, the belief It’s is hard to stick to a blogging schedule, will keep you stuck. As will the following negative thoughts:
- I’m not a good writer.
- No one will ever read my posts.
- I can’t do it.
- Social media is a waste of time.
If you don’t want to keep stopping yourself, it’s time to stop those thoughts!
Control Your Mind
Tony Robbins says, “I don’t negotiate with my mind,” and you shouldn’t negotiate with yours either. Instead, learn to control it.
You never will be able to stop all your negative thoughts, but you can take action to limit them…or, at the very least, to prevent them from controlling you.
When you find yourself avoiding writing a post because you think you are too tired, busy or distracted, take charge! Do something to:
- block out time on your schedule for writing
- help you manage your attention
Decide not to let your thoughts have the upper hand.
No matter what your mind tries to convince you to do, do something different. When your mind says, Watch a bit of television. You can write and publish a post tomorrow, respond by saying, No freakin’ way! I’m going to write one now.
Then do just that. Make an affirmation of action, as the late Stuart Wilde used to say.
Tell Yourself the Truth
Here’s the thing: You know the truth.
You are perfectly capable of blogging consistently. But you allow yourself to believe lies.
Just because you previously believed I’m not good enough, can’t do it, don’t have time–or whatever negative thought is most prevalent in your head, doesn’t mean this is true.
In fact, it isn’t. It’s a lie you tell yourself over and over again.
Not only that, it’s an excuse.
Tell yourself the truth for a change. Repeat after me:
I am good enough. I can do it. I have time. I can write and publish posts to my blog consistently.
Now, prove yourself right.