I'm going to try a weekly update cycle, at least for articles. This is to limit the number of articles I try to write. There are so many articles I want to write, and left to my own devices I will try to write articles all day every day, and it takes a lot out of me, and I don't have time and energy for other tasks.
If I have written an article and scheduled it, I hope I will be able to soothe my impulse to write with "hey it's okay, you've already done one for this week, you can do other things, don't worry, you'll get through your list".
I struggle with perception of time. I can't tell how hard I'm working, because I'm only paying attention to what I'm doing now. For every post I want to write, I imagine that if I don't do it now then I won't ever do it. So I need systems that help me feel the progress. otherwise I think that progress isn't being made, and I would worry about forgetting that this blog exists for a few days, or a few months, or a few years.
If I always have a post scheduled, I can reassure myself that:
(a) progress is being made
(b) I can take a break
My problem: I can't tell when I'm ahead.
This post is kind of rambly/repeating.
I'm learning to pace myself.
Now I will always have something to look forward to (articles I can write) and know how long I have to wait.
I keep telling myself now "No more articles now. I've already got one scheduled for this Sunday, and have more than a week to write the next one!" :D
I may never forgive myself for using more words than necessary in this post.