Is it just me, or does it always seem like there is something looming around the corner that causes irritation and frustration in our daily life? Seriously thought. This morning I woke up motivated and ready to start a new chapter in my writing career and within minutes, something changed and irritation set in.
Does this mean I am weak? Have I let the normal chaos in life disrupt me to such a degree that the slightest disturbance in my day creates this massive amount of irritation? Or maybe it is a sign of the things I need to work on in my own life? I honestly don’t like any of these answers, but maybe that is the point.
Irritation is a loud and clear sign
Typically, my daily blog posts take around 30 minutes to write, proof, and properly set up the SEO. This morning, however, is closer to an hour. I want to say this is because of the constant interruptions, but it is actually the reaction to the interruption that has slowed down my production.
What I mean is I am writing a sentence or paragraph and one of the kids have a question or need something real quick. Most of the time, it takes less than 30 seconds to pacify them, but then I spend 2-3 minutes in irritation mode because they interrupted my train of thought. Is this their fault? I want to say yes, but the answer is actually no.
This is not a new story either. When I am interrupted while writing, my immediate emotion is to be frustrated with the interruption. But why? After months of trying to figure this out, I think I got it. I am irritated because the weakest part of my skill has been challenged. I am easily distracted while writing and this distraction is tested in these circumstances.
How do we work through it?
So now that I know I am irritated because of my own weaknesses, what am I supposed to do about it? The easy answer is, “Work hard every day and just take it one step at a time.” Okay, I will not argue that piece of advice, but I must vocalize that it is not that easy. Long term it sounds great, but what about short term.
Failure after failure, I have come to this conclusion. We must refrain our mind before we tackle the problem. To explain, I will continue to use my own circumstance as an example. I love my family and they are my priority. I know I am called to write so it is my passion. My biggest fear is actually producing so I place a high level of stress on my production. And there it is.
If I don’t learn to first conquer my fear then I am transferring that stress to the joys of my life. I don’t despise my interruptions, but irritation comes because those interruptions feed my fear, or at least I convert them to fuel. The truth is, however, that my fear doesn’t control my passion or purpose, but God controls that. If I shed my fear, then the irritation disappears.
Have you ever wanted to be a copywriter or looking for a side-hustle? Check out Nicki’s page. She got me started down this amazing journey.
Satisfaction in the bedroom is one of the most important components of a happy life. If you’re feeling stuck or looking for the next adventure. Check out Jessica B. and her lotions, potions and things that go buzz in the night!
Curious what I do on my free time when I am not writing?
Check out my business’ home page: CCSE