It seems I have no willpower.

I caved and bought Desk PM even though I really don’t have the money to spend. It’s Christmas time, a dangerous time for me given my propensity to blow my set budgets for people’s presents. And then I went and spent £20.99 on a tool that I really shouldn’t have purchased now. Hopefully it’ll encourage me to blog more now that it’s so easy.

 

So here’s my confession and test post using Desk PM. Fingers crossed it works.

I have been trying to write this blog post for a month.

One of my challenges was to write a blog post every month. I fully intended to do this, which is why I went to my computer in the last week of February every day with the aim of writing a post. I then got distracted, or I couldn’t decide what to write about. For the past month, I’ve been coming up with ideas whilst falling asleep, in the shower or driving to work. They never made their way onto a piece of paper or a computer screen. I find this with a lot of things that I don’t deem as ‘necessary’.

However, I now wonder what I deem necessary. Doing laundry – yes. Making dinner – yes. Doing a little bit of extra work at home on the weekend to keep on top of things – sadly, this seems to come up as a yes a lot too. But many of the things I enjoy get pushed aside because they’re not productive enough. I’ve made barely any progress with the sketchbook (a couple pages), and I haven’t done any swatches for the knitting (though I am knitting a cowl for a colleague in a new stitch – the honeycomb).

Which is why my goal for the Immunity to Change course is to learn how to relax. If there’s anything important to you that you’d like to change about yourself (such as learning how to not procrastinate…), feel free to try out this little experiment with me.

I’m now going to go and be frivolous (i.e. play a computer game with my boyfriend). I don’t do this enough!

Excuse me for the slight change of topic!

I started this blog while I was a student studying occupational therapy. Understandably, my posts centred around OT and being a student. The few readers I accumulated were also OTs or OT students, so now I feel a bit unsure as to how I should progress with this blog, or whether I should rather. I graduated almost a year ago with my degree in occupational therapy, and that seems to be where the OT adventure ended. I mean, I still apply OT principles and skills to my work, but I wouldn’t call myself an occupational therapist. And because of that, I feel like I’m letting down the friends and readers I’ve gathered along my journey.

However, this blog is ultimately mine, and about my life. I still want a space to update with my experiences. And I also want to keep the occupational therapy resources on here that many have found useful, such as my posts on reasoning types and models. I didn’t expect to have such great feedback from people about them!

So I hope you don’t mind my change of subjects, and I understand if people stop looking in my direction.

However, who knows, you might find you also enjoy programming, web design and the like! I didn’t think I would, but it inspires me to be able to create and improve technology for others to enjoy and use, and I do like a good challenge.