F is for fail!

Sunday, July 8, 2012 Permalink

I was so proud of my efforts in June. I set a couple of (albeit fairly small) goals and I achieved them. Indeed, I’m still keeping up with my Photo-a-day challenge AND I’ve stayed away from my trigger / binge foods (although I was quite tempted to buy some chocolate yesterday!). But… when it comes to my July goals, I’ve already fallen off the dry July wagon and am struggling to post daily in this blog.

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The alcohol thing was in response to some uncertainty at work and my usual stress and end-of-the-working week relief! Of course it wasn’t a one-off because I’ve had some wine both Friday AND Saturday night as well. Perhaps I’ll go alcohol-free until next weekend and change my goal to ‘dry weekdays in July’ or similar.

As for the blogging: I’m keeping up but I’m struggling to get the headspace to write in this blog daily and my diet blog three times a week (which is what I committed to do this year). Content-wise I haven’t had too many problems – yes indeed, I’m happy to talk about the inane in this blog and I’m searching for my voice, so varying my topic every day is kinda helpful; but it’s not giving me the ‘downtime’ I usually appreciate.

I have a half-written post about last weekend’s Nuffnang Blogopolis which is seriously approaching its ‘Use By’ date. Not because everyone else has already written their Blogopolis posts (cos they have) but because unless I sit and ‘process’ what I learnt and start thinking about putting it into action, it will be too late. The momentum will be gone. The learnings will be a distant memory.

Does anyone else have that problem I wonder? The need to ‘process’ something fully and difficulty finding the ‘headspace’ in which to do it?

Anyway… this is just my way of saying that I know I’ve already failed part of the July challenge, and I’m thinking I might need to renege on the daily posting aspect as well. I know you’ll all be devastated (NOT!), but although I’m trying to not aspire to perfection, I do try to avoid failure. Believe it or not!


  • Corrine/Frock & Roll
    July 8, 2012

    Failure? PSH! It still sounds as though you’re doing one heck of an awesome job!

    • Debbish
      July 9, 2012

      Hi Corrine and thanks for your comment… (well, for the comment AND what you say in the comment!)


  • KCLAnderson (Karen)
    July 9, 2012

    I am very much like you in that I generally need time to process something before I can write about it. I also generally need to be alone.

    This is exactly why I don’t do challenges, because the minute I don’t hold myself to some self-imposed standard (or someone else’s standard that doesn’t resonate personally), the minute I feel as if I’ve failed. But I’m the only one who sees it that way.

    • Debbish
      July 9, 2012

      I’ve been thinking about this today Karen and realised that I don’t actually care that much about the challenges I set myself this month. (Whether that’s cos I’ve already failed them, or if it’s because I set things I never expected to achieve I may never know….)


  • Natalie (XLasLife)
    July 9, 2012

    I can’t post daily, some weeks, I feel that I could, so I just write it up and schedule, but realistically, I try to post 3-4 times a week. I think it’s just about finding what’s right for you.

    • Debbish
      July 9, 2012

      So true Natalie. Last year I posted in my diet blog 5-6 times a week cos I was on a weight loss program and my life was ALL ABOUT THAT! Whereas now it’s just a part of my life. I think I need to find some sort of happy medium. I’m okay with my 3 posts/week in the diet blog but am still working this one out!!!


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