There are so many things that we don't know how to do. There are so many areas of life about which we are uncertain. There are so many ideas that arise, but we don't have any idea how to make them materialize. We have fears. We become overwhelmed.
We say things to ourselves like, "I know I need to get back into exercise," or "I have so much work to do, I don't even know where to start, and I'm exhausted just thinking about it." We all have things like this. Sometimes, the best thing, the only thing, we can do is to just BEGIN. Take the first step. Do what you can do NOW. It's living in future and past thought that often become the stumbling blocks to beginning to develop a new healthy habit or starting a new project that we have been wanting to do. So, keep it simple. Only focus on this day, this hour, this moment. That's all you have to do. It's just like the old saying, "Put one foot in front of the other," or "Take baby steps." Keep your focus in the present, and simply begin, even if you aren't sure what to do. If you want to write a song or a story or paint a painting but you can't seem to figure out what your vision even is, just begin writing. Just get your paints out and make the first stroke. You'll feel so much better! Simply begin.
I hope this helps someone today.