Even now, when my supervisor is arriving later this week and I have an almost finished Chapter 6 – why, I’ve even nearly finished Chapter 7 and so quickly, there is still resistance to finalising Chapter 6.
I sit down at the computer in this now (this very moment) and say that it’s so close, it can be done. I know what needs to be done. The missing bits are neatly dot-pointed, awaiting expansion.
I have everything before me.
But I resist.
I am writing this blog post as both a distraction and an exploration of what this resistance is about.
What do I (the ego) want to do today? Hmm… go running, read something I want to read for a change, go to Pump this afternoon. Garden. Chill out. Cook.
But there’s my supervisor coming all the way from Canberra to see me and I said I would have the chapter finished and provide a date for the next one.
So what does my ego do? Engage in distractions. Play online, write blog posts.
Oh for goodness sakes!
Get a grip, Mandy!! Here’s the mantra: do 20 minutes.
Break it down into small parts. Do the work.
Just do it, girl!!!