Battling self-doubt

ROW80Hello, everyone. Last week I only worked for 60% of my goal time. Once again I face my own doubts about my ability to finish a project, or finish it up to my standards. And once again, when faced with that doubt I struggle to keep plugging away at the work, as I want so much to do.

My response when faced with these internal struggles, what works for me, is to try to view myself with kindness. To give myself credit for every small step I take, even if they are smaller than I would wish. One foot in front of the other, one word or sentence on a book, one line or node on a drawing.

It all has to count, because this is the task in front of me: to learn how to cope with my anxieties and how to continue to work in spite of them. So that’s what I’m doing.

I even posted my check-in late this week! But here is the blog hop link for the Wednesday ROW80 checkin. I hope the work is going well for everyone.

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4 Responses to Battling self-doubt

  1. ReGi McClain says:

    60% is better than 0% and progress is progress. 🙂 I hope the rest of the week, you’ll surprise yourself. 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks, ReGi! I appreciate the encouragement.

  3. 60% is 60% more than nothing! And learning to deal with your anxieties is something that’s going to no doubt lead to more progress and more joy in the progress you’ve made. And that’s the kind of good you can’t quite measure. =)

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  4. Jennifer says:

    So true, Shan. It goes way beyond word count, for sure.

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