I’ve been very disappointed in myself this year. I have not been able to transition to the increased work hours while keeping up with my writing. I know that it’s a lot for me to handle and not something that i am used to, but I have to get used to it. I love to write, and I can’t not work. Something has to give, or I have to change myself to be able to do everything.
And it’s not just writing that has suffered. I’ve had less discipline and progress across the board. No more daily exercise routine. No more keeping track of my diet. I’ve put on a good 15 pounds this year. Granted, I’ve had a lot of injuries, but still. And I think it’s because my mind is so frazzled from all of the stuff that I have to do.
So I am trying a productivity app on my phone. Am I am going to sometimes journal from my phone. Anything to get all of these thoughts out. I think that we all know that every person needs an outlet. Writing has always been my main outlet. When I don’t write, I get very stressed. I have other outlets too: playing guitar, fencing, various SCA stuff, but writing has always been the key. I think that if I want everything else to fall in place, I have to get back to what keeps me in the right headspace, and that is writing.
I can feel myself starting to relax already.