Last week I was hit with a horrible cold. I went to work while sick, and when the weekend came, I took plenty of over-the-counter medications, and I laid in the bed falling in and out of sleep.
During the times when I woke up, questions about “life” bounced through my mind. “Why am I writing?” and “Why am I blogging?” I’m not certain if these questions were a result of too many medications, but after laying in bed for a while, I didn’t feel like writing or blogging.
I told myself that I was tired of editing my book, which seems to be taking forever. I was also tired of my blog and everything associated with blogging.
“What’s the point?” I heard within me. “Nobody is reading it anyway?” Perhaps this voice was from the enemy. It could have been, since every question that was asked, was against my beliefs.
I love to write and blog. In fact, I wrote a post titled 5 Reasons Why I Decided to Blog. I have also written a number of post about not worrying about the number of visitors, views, likes and comments. I have also shared that blogging should inspire, encourage, and help the readers. So, the thoughts that invaded my mind were definitely not mine, but of something that was trying to make me give up.
After speaking to a few friends and encouraging myself, I realized that the, “I Don’t Feel Like Writing or Blogging” days are normal. In fact, I believe that we all have some kind of “I don’t feel like” days.
Sometimes, I have a “I don’t feel like going to work” day, although I enjoy my job. I have my, “I don’t feel like exercising” days, when I simply don’t feel like a workout, although I know it is good for me. I also have the “I don’t feel like cooking” days, where I simply want to stop at a fast-food restaurant.
The “I don’t feel like” days are just that, “feelings.” Feelings come and go. They may be good and they may be bad. The bad ones, should be detected the moment they rear their ugly head. They need to be destroyed on the spot, before we entertain them, allowing them to stop us from doing those things that we need to do.
So, when those, “I don’t feel like writing or blogging days” come upon you, don’t give into them. See them as only feelings that you can push pass, refusing to allow them to make you stumble or stop pursuing your purpose and your dreams.