Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

I pride myself on giving great advice. Work advice, life advice, advice on which series to binge-watch on Netflix.

For some reason, I am not as good at taking my own advice. 

When I design invites, logos or wedding decor plans, it's much easier to be the outsider taking stock of what to prioritize and what to write off as an emotional choice.

However, designing logos for myself and planning my own wedding has been decidedly more difficult. 

I'm not sure if it's the pressure you put on yourself or the expectations you have for what's perfect in your mind, but you always manage to get in the way of progress for your own work.

And this concept doesn't just apply to income sources. 

When a friend makes a small mistake at her job and agonizes over it, I remind her of how valuable of an employee she is and how it can't possibly be as bad as she thinks. 

Yet I can't seem to listen to that advice myself.

I lose sleep over mistakes I've made that the rational part of my brain knows are crazy. Small offhanded comments that no one remembers are the cause for sleepless nights and anxiety.

As a challenge (something I'm fond of these days) to keep myself on track, focus on what's important and the positive changes I'm making, I'm adding a progress long section to each weekly post.

Here goes:

PROGRESS LOG 5.11.15

Accomplished Last Week

  • Launched #popuppostoffice
  • Finished WI boho-deco wedding envelopes
  • Updated calligraphy page on website

Goals for This Week

  • Add auto-responder to MailChimp to ask subscribers how they found me
  • Finish sign for "sweet shoppe" bridal shower
  • Place print order for next round of artwork

What are you planning to get done this week?