Paradise Pack Journal 005: How to overcome feeling overwhelmed
A quick look back at the last few weeks
Collectively now we’ve had nearly 2 months of action within The Paradise Pack, and I can honestly say that they have been some of the best weeks of my life (that sounds like a massive exaggeration but I mean it!)
When we look back, what we have been able to accomplish in 2 months is nothing short of a miracle. For me personally I’ve altered my daily routine, changed my habits, grown my friendship circle to people who make me accountable for the actions that I take and above all else, I’m now in a position where I’m about to embark on a brand new adventure, quit my job and pursue that ‘dream lifestyle’ that I’ve been wanting for years.
So how come I have this gut wrenching feeling in my stomach?
It’s something that I’ve seen pop up a few times in the last week or so with other members of The Paradise Pack either through conversation, the Facebook group or just a small message. It seems I’m not alone in feeling the strain.
What I’ve been experiencing is this feeling of being overwhelmed.
I’ve chosen my battle route, I’ve made the plans. I’ve booked the flights and I’ve come up with a business plan (of sorts) and guess what I’m left with?
That feeling of:
OH SHIT! THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING?!
If I were a gambling man I’d be willing to put money on the fact that there are at least a couple of you reading this who are feeling exactly the same way.
The Paradise Pack Journal – New Site Launch & Travel Plans
Welcome guys to my 4th installment of The Paradise PackJournal.
I’m so happy that you’re here!
I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown and how it’s been over a month since I started blogging about my progress through The Paradise Pack. E ven though I feel like I’ve made some real progress, there is still so much more that I feel like I need to complete.
If you haven’t read last week’s post The Paradise Pack Journal: 003, I spoke about what my perfect day looks like. I also explored through Sean Ogle’s course what I wanted out of life and created a mind-map putting this into a visual chart. The last entry also gave me the chance to share my new bullet journal and how I planned to use it in the future.
So what’s happened this week?
I’ve started planning for September and my departure from ‘normal’ life and making location independence a reality. I’ve also started to launch a brand new website to accompanyLet’s Get Jobless!!
The Paradise Pack Journal 003: SEO, Freelance & More Journals.
This week has been a fun week. What I’m starting to feel now is the beginnings of that momentum. You know that feeling when you’ve been peddling uphill for a long time, it plateaus out and becomes a lot easier and then you feel the tipping point. As the flat ground starts to change to downhill you feel the momentum starting to build, that’s where I feel I’m at right now.
I’m finding that whereas before I might have had to force myself to spend time thinking about my business, now I’m working on my blog without having to force myself. This is also allowing me to have more free time to work on other future projects. I’m focusing on my blog more than ever, I’m discussing with friends both at work and in my personal life about location independence. I’ve been chatting to my sister about blogging and she’s this week decided to set up her own blog; her passion is all about health and will be launching in the near future!
Procrastination is the art of conformity. Society wants us to confirm, and social media, the internet, the news and people as a whole want us to live a ‘normal’ life. Facebook aims to distract us from real life problems, the news aims to distract us from the real issues we’d like to tackle in our life and politicians aim to distract us from everything whilst they line their pockets!
One of the challenges I’ve found coming into my progress with The Paradise Pack this week is the honeymoon effect coming to an end. Reality has started to take hold and I’ve felt myself take my foot off the gas. I need to make sure I keep the momentum of the first few weeks going, as I progress through the rest of The Paradise Pack.
This week I’ve had a few challenges thrust my way. Our good friend Heath Armstrong would call these challenges ‘Resistance Gremlins’ that are attacking me to try and distract me from my goals!
I'm the type of person that when I get a new idea or a new project I'm running at a million miles an hour straight away. Getting stuck into projects and working really hard is where I'm always strongest, but the real question I always get stuck with is, where do I start?
Usually, it goes one of two ways.
Clarity – I find exactly what I’m after straight away and work towards it.
Insanity – I get so drawn into figuring out what I’m going to do, I get sidetracked with a million and one other problems.
So when I decided to buy the Paradise pack and take the first step towards this new challenge I had a decision to make.
Last week a very interesting proposition fell into my lap, from a very interesting person. When I first took the leap to travel in September 2015, the first thing that I thought about when I got home was. ‘Why am I back?’ and secondly… ‘I wonder if there is a way I could work & travel at the same time?’
So I did what any person does when confronted with such a question and I googled it.