Unforgettable inaugural issue of the ‘5 For Friday’ Newsletter

Sep 3, 2021

Unforgettable inaugural issue of the ‘5 For Friday’ Newsletter

After many years of trying to publish a newsletter, I decided to begin from where I am with what I have. My intention for each issue is to share 5 tips, tools, quotes and/or bits of information when I can, but only on Fridays- and not every Friday 😉

I started writing newsletters countless times over the years, but always hit a block where the effort simply created too much resistance to sustain. However, I believe I have finally found a way to capture information in a way that works for me and, hopefully, will be helpful to those who sign up to receive it. Here’s what I am doing differently this time:

  • Structuring what I share to only 5 things (instead of an open-ended blank slate)
  • Not expecting myself to write a newsletter every week- only when I have something to share that I believe could positively impact my subscribers
  • Launching only on Fridays to create structure around a timeline I can work with

These 3 simple changes have reduced the pressure I was feeling whenever I tried to start sharing information in a newsletter format. These changes were inspired by this quote:

“Do more of the things that make you feel like you.”

Grant Hackett (Olympic swimmer)

And, this is what I am doing- more of the things that “feel like me.” Simply giving myself permission to approach writing a newsletter the way I can do it (not the way that works for others) has created a path forward. Now I feel as though I have a platform that creates more ease to share helpful information, tips and tools with those who might benefit from it.

If for some reason I feel resistance when approaching writing future newsletters, I will come back to this quote and ask myself, “What would make this work better for me?” Keeping my focus on sharing information that could have a positive impact on others never fails to energize my focus. Whatever I learn will allow me to tweak, adjust and move forward. My focus is definitely energized! Wooohooo!

Written by Patty Blinderman

To create content focused on leveling the playing field for individuals impacted by ADHD. Patty shares research as well as tried-and-true practices and her own experiences in the hopes that it makes your life a bit more ADHD-friendly!

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