You know that thing that writers refer to as a writers block. When you’re just looking at that white paper and there is just no chance in the world that you will squeeze any words out of your little brain and put them down on paper (or laptop screen in my case). I think that’s what’s been happening to me lately. I’ve opened up my WordPress page, put down a title on what I was inspired by that day and then……silence. Nothing has been coming out of my fingers. Or sometimes a few words have landed on the screen, only to be deleted again. Complete silence, no connection between my brain and my fingertips. Usually this connection is so strong that my fingers jump faster from one word to the other than my brain can follow.
What usually happens when you don’t feel like you are doing something good enough? Most females (and I am sure there’s plenty of men doing the same thing) will then put more pressure on themselves to get it right. To do better. Because we don’t want to fail. We don’t want to say “I can’t do it” or “I just need some rest/a break/help”. We just want to be able to do it ourselves and succeed. So, what did I do? I told myself; come on, put something intelligent on that piece of paper (laptop screen)! I said; you have to write something! And the more pressure I put on myself, the less the connection between my fingers and my brain worked. I just couldn’t get myself to write. The more I said to myself ‘you have to’, the more I felt like I couldn’t. So, I didn’t. There was no words to be written. So, this morning I thought to myself; let’s just write something about how I can’t write. Surely that will work. So I started and here I am, 318 words in already and my fingers seems to be working.
There has been so many things I have been inspired to write about lately. I am sure many of you (Australians) have been watching The Catalyst the last two weeks? Heart Of The Matter episodes about the Cholesterol Myth and how we have been fooled into believing low fat is good for us, saturated fat is bad for us and how having high cholesterol will kill you and therefor you should be on Statins. You can watch the two episodes here and here. You all know I love natural food that has not been overly tampered with, full fat products and happily eat lots of saturated fats. My cholesterol has always been within the healthy range. Funny that.
I have also eaten plenty of delicious food the last few weeks and I would love to share some more recipes with you. I did take some pictures earlier when I made yummy tuna salad, so this will be the first one out. As stated above, it has got plenty of fat, so if that’s not your thing, you might not like it!
I have also just subscribed to a Norwegian health magazine called Helsemagasinet Vitenskap og Fornuft (Science and Reason) and I can’t wait until the first one lands in my mailbox. I will definitely share some newfound knowledge with you. It is actually Norway’s only Low Carb High Fat magazine, so I am super excited to start reading it!! Hopefully there will be something similar coming out in Australia soon (hmmm, business idea..?!).
And, Christmas is so close I can smell it. As the sucker for Ginger Bread Men, Mulled Wine and other Scandinavian traditions I am, I think I will need to come up with some Low Carb friendly recipes for a few of my Christmas favourites. Who else loves traditions?! I just really wished we had snow in Australia for Christmas, cos it’s just not Christmas without it!
So, there you go. I have written 729 words without taking a breath! I think the writer’s block is officially gone! It will hopefully stay away for a very, very long time too!! Have a fabulous Sunday – I hope you have done something active today! I have 🙂
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Oh I miss mint (it apparently decreases milk supply)! Have a cup of that for me please! 🙂
I will! I had no idea it reduces milk supply, very interesting fun fact!
Thanks! Yep: http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/herbs_to_avoid/
Guess I need to be mindful of my parsley, sage, and thyme use too. Oops.