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25 November 2021: Time for Change

Happy Thanksgiving! I know I've been rather inconsistent with all the things lately, but here's a new blog while I have the brain cells.

Rather than dwell on my absence (I've been tired, busy, and forgetful, so I do apologize for that), let's move on to other things: recognizing when you need change.

Though I haven't been diagnosed, I have been noticing that I exhibit a lot of indicators for ADD or ADHD, and something that I've seen pointed out is that it's hard to stick to a routine. Trying new things and finding different methods of organization only work so long before they get stale and are no longer beneficial. Rather than get annoyed about it, it's important to know when it's time to try something new. Variety is the spice of life, or something to that effect.

Bullet journals worked for a few years before I got overwhelmed by the bujo prep.

Mood tracker apps were helpful until I no longer wanted to respond to the questionnaires.

RPG habit trackers sound cute but don't hold my attention.

My whiteboard charts were working for a few months, but I'm currently struggling with being consistent. I'm also struggling with keeping up with my tasks.

Does this mean it's time for a change? Probably. Considering the fact that I'm working on writing, editing, the podcast, and all the admin work of being an independent author, it would be to my benefit to find a system that works for me long-term. I don't know what that is yet. As it is, I haven't worked on audio editing in a while and I'm perpetually behind when it comes to website maintenance.

I'll figure it out eventually. Hopefully sooner rather than later. I keep saying that, but maybe one of these days it will be true!

Back to the point.

To anyone reading this, don't be afraid to switch things up, don't be afraid to try new things, don't be afraid to take a step back from anything that doesn't benefit you anymore. Your creative journey is a process, and sometimes change is a necessary part of that process.

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