A couple of friends of mine have recently stepped up to a friendly (?) challenge and committed to making a short video every day for 30 days. One did it as an inspirational daily message, another to express his thoughts about experiencing depression and how to move through it.

I had all sorts of reasons why this wouldn’t be a great thing for me to do:

  • What was I going to talk about for 30 days?
  • My PC is so slow these days…
  • It’s hard to find quiet time every day
  • etcetera, etcetera

I realised with a shock that I was piling on excuse after excuse and I had to stop and ask why?

recovery thought cloud

What was I so afraid of? I’ve done webinars before, been on camera…what was the problem? After a short period of reflection, I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t confident that people would want to listen to me. Yes, it’s that old, “I’m not good enough” syndrome rearing its ugly head once again.

Hmm, I thought I had dealt with that quite a while ago! Apparently not. So I know from past experience that for me, the best way to deal with this kind of situation, where I am procrastinating and putting things off, is to go ahead and do it. Straight away. No more excuses (yes, they weren’t really reasons, were they?) –  get on the computer, set up the Hangout and hit “Start Broadcast.”

So that’s what I did. The videos are imperfect. I didn’t prepare them beyond deciding what to talk about each day. But every day I asked for guidance as to the topic. And something always showed up, either in a conversation, or something I heard on the radio driving home, which helped me to focus my thoughts for what have become these short daily videos, the “Recovery Thought of the Day”.

 

So I hope you enjoy them,  I’m starting to feel more comfortable and I like to think I am improving slowly as I get used to doing them, but I’d love your feedback, especially if you have any topics you’d like me to address in future “thoughts”.

You can access them all by clicking here.

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