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Feb 20, 2019 23:14:28

Lost my writing streak

by @haideralmosawi PATRON | 219 words | 20🔥 | 203💌

Haider Al-Mosawi

Current day streak: 20🔥
Total posts: 203💌
Total words: 64501 (258 pages 📄)

I recently wrote about my struggle juggling personal ambitions and social commitments, and yesterday I failed to write my 200 words because of social commitments (in the forms of meeting, classes, event, and dinner). I only discovered that I was going to lose my writing streak as I was heading home close to midnight. 

In a way, this amplified my frustration with making personal compromises for social commitments, but it also emphasized the importance for me to set my own boundaries and to schedule time for things that matter to me. I forgot to write my 200 words because I didn't have a clear plan (and a reminder) to ensure that I would maintain my writing streak.

Frustration isn't always a bad thing. In fact, negative emotions are - in and of themselves - good, in that they bring our attention to matters that deserve our attention. They are a way of being mindful of problems (instead of evasive) and motivate us to do something. 

Frustration is far better than numbness or apathy. 

I'm frustrated because I care about my goals and want to do something about this situation. 

In the next few days I'll have time for myself to reflect and come up with a schedule that respects my ambitions and gives them breathing space to flourish.

I'm looking forward to that.

  • 1

    @haideralmosawi Don't be so hard on yourself. Start a new streak tomorrow!

    Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Feb 20, 2019 19:21:03
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      @RealNegotiator Thanks, Mark! I guess that's part of the writing journey. :D

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Feb 21, 2019 11:00:08
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    @haideralmosawi Time to come up with a plan and get right back on the horse to get another streak going.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 20, 2019 13:52:24
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      @brandonwilson Thanks. It kinda sucks, but I knew I had to make sure I don't let two days pass without writing. :)

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Feb 21, 2019 01:43:56
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