What do focus, pace, rest and progress all have in common?

Girl at the park writes in her personal diary

I seriously annoy myself when I start on a writing project and find myself getting distracted with other writing-related things.

Sooner or later I become mentally fatigued.

When my eyes try to lock in on too much at once they become strained, my mind overwhelmed. Even as I write this, I have another tab pulled up on my screen.

I stopped writing for a short bit to pull back and get some perspective, only I became sidetracked with an article about market research.

Faster than you can say Italian soda, my mind was reeling and I began sucking in enough air to go the distance [of learning all about Market Research] in one giant sprint.

Overdoing it never worked for me, yet I couldn’t understand why I would have these bouts of energy where I felt super inspired, super ready to tackle anything and everything I needed to know.

How am I supposed to write about what God has laid on my heart when I am unfocused or focusing on the wrong thing?

The truth is, I don’t make the same kind of progress each time I sit down at my computer.  It depends on what the goal is for that day. – Tweet

It took me a long time to figure this out, and that it’s okay to have a system that works for me, even if it’s not necessarily what the next guy is doing.

For a writer or a blogger who has a deadline, there very well may be a legitimate and healthy pressure to get things accomplished in a timely manner.

But what if you could steadily make progress from a place of rest rather than stress?

What if you could find a system that works for you rather than against you and actually propelled you forward more than any of the striving to get ahead ever did?

“Writing from rest is like moving forward on a fully charged battery.”

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Moms & overwhelmed bloggers,  do you need encouragement to keep moving forward with this thing you feel God is calling you to do for His glory?

I want to share what I have learned so far, what has helped me along in this journey of grace, writing, pace, rest, progress, goals, focuswriting and blogging.  I will be sharing from a place of personal experience rather than from a professional stance.

Why have I written this series?

To help you move forward in this writing calling by finding a system that works for you!

No person is exactly alike.  No situation is exactly alike.  Like many, I have learned by trial and error what is too much, not enough and just the right pace for me.

I welcome you to join me here each Tuesday at 7am for a blog community linkup, where you can share your own blog post and visit others to encourage them too!

So I pinned those tabs for later, bookmarked the other pages I didn’t want to lose, walked away and then came back to the blog post.

Refreshed and ready to formulate sentences from my thoughts and ideas, I was able to make progress.

There is no way I could have gotten back on track unless I reversed my wheels away from the wrong direction I was previously heading.

When you jump off the crazy train and focus on your “One Thing,” rest will nestle itself into your deepest parts, no matter what your circumstance may be.

So what do focus, pace, rest and progress all have in common?

Working in tandem, they all help to get you where you need to go.

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Do you need to lay your pen aside or shut the laptop for a moment?  Sometimes we make better progress when we stop and regroup. 

What action do you find helpful in order to refocus after a squirrel moment, when it comes to writing? I’d love it if you shared below in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “What do focus, pace, rest and progress all have in common?

  1. Meg, I loved this thought: “But what if you could steadily make progress from a place of rest rather than stress?” Oh, I am learning all over again, how to let rest be planted deep in my heart, and how to let the stress be washed away. I’m looking forward to your next series! Blessings and Hugs to you!

    1. Yes, it’s a constant redirecting back to what we know is good for us I think.

      We learn it and it is the upkeeping of it which is tough! I still don’t have it fully down nor do I think I ever will. I do think this causes us hungry-for-God women to lean on Him and it waters our relationship though!

      So thankful for you, Bettie. You are like a pillar of encouragement for me.

      Praying for you!!

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