I've been feeling very overwhelmed with all the things I'm trying to do and learn. In addition to running a household with 2 teens, a dog, a cat, a husband and a consulting practice, I'm trying very hard to learn how to master all the various types of social media.
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The reason I'm working on learning how to master all of these social media outlets is so that they can help me get my blog and it's message out to other women who are either going through a breast cancer diagnosis or have someone close to them who is going through the process.
And it's really making my head spin.
Because I'm not really that good at details or at technical things and the whole world of Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Redditt, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, blogging networks, has got me so overwhelmed.
Every time I read another post that explains how to build more followers on Google+, which usually includes words like SEO, Circles, Filters, Long tail keywords or Data mining my mind shuts down and my head screams "NO, I can not figure this shit out, nor do I want to!"
I get so frustrated and annoyed at both myself and the process because I want to be able to figure it out quickly and easily so that I can get back to the task at hand which is WRITING the posts and getting the useful and helpful content up and out into the world.
And so I did what I do when I'm feeling frustrated. I called my BFF and ranted for a while about how frustrated I am and how I can't wrap my head around all the technical details. She listened and then said, "You'll figure it out, you always do. It will all fall into place, trust your instincts."
Which is exactly the reminder that I needed to hear and dead on (it's great to have good friends who really know you, isn't it?)
Then in search of a little inspiration I sat down and googled "inspirational quotes about having a crappy day" and the one below showed up.
This did just the trick for me, today. Don't you just love Google?
Because that quote above is exactly what I needed to remind myself the purpose and goal of my life, my parenting and my blog. I just want to be of value.
Thank you Albert Einstein (or rather, thank you Google) for reminding me of what I need to keep in front of me for every single thing I do.
What about you? Do you feel overwhelmed when you're in the midst of learning new things? What's your hot button?