I wanted to add to my last post and say that most of the blogs we/I read are the PR version of the blogger’s life, in that they are a collection of the most interesting bits of their day-to-day lives. There are many of us who talk about the personal and creative challenges that we face, and how we are working to overcome them, but there’s still an awful lot of stuff we keep to ourselves, understandably. I wanted to mention this because i often forget that this is the case when reading others’ blogs. The face you present to the world can often look very appealing when viewed without the context of the rest of your life, the mundane boring stuff that’s only witnessed by you and the four walls around you, the worries that keep you awake at night.
Anyway, slimming down my blog reading has definitely had a positive impact on the mood and tone of my mornings so I’m going to continue to be mindful of what my head ingests. Now I’ve noticed the blogging energy drain I’m starting to see the other ways I hemorrhage energy during the day – i’m trying weekly rather than daily newspaper reading, turning off email during the day (unless I need it for work) and am generally spending less time online.
I’m chipping away at this block and while some days I seem to have the world’s smallest chisel, I’m following the breadcrumbs and finding my way back.