I was honestly preparing to once again skip blogging today (and frankly, this entire week). And you know what? I was feeling pretty guilty about it. As if I was skipping school or ditching work or something. Ugh. The whole reason I went with indie publishing is to be my own boss. I do not take direction well, just ask any of my drill sergeants.
Then, I realized something. I need to give myself a break. There are only so many hours in a day and so many days in the week. And I often work six days in the week as it is. There are only so many tasks I can accomplish in the time I have. Since I don’t have a pesky boss, it’s up to me to decide which tasks I will get done and which will be postponed (and then perhaps completely forgotten).
Part of deciding what to prioritize is accepting that those tasks with lower priority just won’t get finished yet – if ever. AND – here’s the crux of the matter – not feeling guilty about it. After all, did I feel guilty about pushing a client to next week when I was a lawyer? The answer is no, I did not.
Which brings me to today’s advice – Give yourself a break! You can’t do everything. Do what you can with the time you have and leave it at that. Leave your guilt at the door!