Ctrl-Alt-Delete – Rebooting Me

I sit here staring at a blank screen, a blinking cursor, and I wonder what I'm going to write about. There are a great many topics to choose from over the last year. Technical topics, personal topics, gadget topics, relationship topics, job topics the list seems almost endless. In a way that's been part of the challenge for me getting content to post. Every time I come up with what seems like a good topic idea, I come up with 10 more that seem more important, or better in some way. Ultimately, if I'm going to write, I need to write; I need to put the fingers to the keyboard and make the clackety noise.

Reboot?

I've been lazy. There's no other way to look at it. I've been afforded the ability to have a significant amount of control over a large portion of my free time and when I look back over the past few months I'm not satisfied with how that time was spent. What scared me into this realization is that I had let this sense of laziness become second nature. It had become my default mode of operation in many facets of my life, not just the blog. I had begun making excuses for not doing, instead of finding reasons for doing. Projecting my course out over the next 12-18 months scared me, and as much as I don't like to be motivated by fear, I didn't relish the prospect of where things were headed.

The Plan

I'll be honest. I don't really have one yet. I've started to make some progress over the last week or so, but it is something that will take continual effort in the coming weeks and months to not allow myself to slip back into those old bad habits. I've restarted (for the fourth or fifth time) David Allen's Getting Things Done to help get myself get a handle on the multitude of work, home and technical tasks that I have going on around me. I've found elements of the system to be helpful in the past, and I'm hoping to (re-)implement a few more things this time around.

I'm going to commit to myself that I'll get at least one blog post done each week for the next month. Making it part of my regular routine will help keep me organized, and develop habits of doing rather than of excusing... at least that's the idea.