Giving Myself a Break

I’ve spent some time this morning fretting over the fact that I have not been very productive in my writing so far this year. My blog stats are down. I haven’t worked on the book much at all. I didn’t have a blog post idea for this morning. Rather than let the fretting continue, I instead decided to look at what I have done and will do this week. While I have not been productive when it comes to writing I have:

  • been more active online which is important in getting your work out there when you do write
  • cleaned the bathrooms
  • taken down the outdoor Christmas lights
  • cooked dinner most nights
  • taken out the trash
  • done a load of laundry
  • organized my sock drawer, throwing away ones with giant holes in them
  • spent quality time with my daughter
  • taken multiple walks
  • exercised more

This week I may not be productive writing but I know I will:

  • pick up holds at the library
  • stop by the grocery store while I’m out to pick up some essentials
  • maybe also buy a lottery ticket while I’m out
  • go to my therapy session online
  • deliver some belated Christmas gifts to porches
  • virtually attend the funeral of a friend’s mom
  • do more laundry
  • go for more walks
  • clean the kitchen
  • vacuum the house
  • spend more time with my daughter

So, even if I don’t get much writing done, it’s not like I’m sitting around doing nothing. I need to give myself a break. Next week, when my daughter is back at her apartment and my wife is home I can get into a more regular routine.

6 thoughts on “Giving Myself a Break

  1. AP2 January 11, 2021 / 10:03 am

    One thing is for sure, beating yourself won’t make you more productive! Quite the opposite. Sounds to me like you’re doing an awesome job anyway.

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      • AP2 January 11, 2021 / 11:06 am

        It’s hard I know. My default mode is to beat myself up too. Take it easy.🙏

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  2. Remedial Stitcher January 11, 2021 / 4:14 pm

    You’re doing stuff. Getting more exercise while the weather is cooperating is a great thing!

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    • theycallmetater January 11, 2021 / 4:15 pm

      My new therapist has called me out a lot for my guilt over resting


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