Monday, January 12, 2009

Avoiding Overwhelmed

I hate living my life overwhelmed. That pit in the center of my stomach. The racing mind as I try to think of everything and knowing I probably forgot something vital. The anxiety. The irritation when others interrupt me.

I really hate it.

That's why when I got a full grasp of my MORE for the month of January, I tried very hard not to let it get to me. Even when I look back and realize I didn't write once on my WIP last week. Not once. I worked on career related stuff, but I didn't ever get to the creative part of what I do. That's tough.

In the middle of all the chaos, and believe me it's freaking nuts, I am doing something for myself and detoxing. I'm trying to fit running and yoga into my schedule. I'm trying to deep breathe and calm myself when I get too stressed. Take every day as it comes.


My counseling group met for the first time since December last night. I'm learning so much! I hope to take a week long intensive at some point this year and am thinking of creating a writing workshop using it's principals. I know it's deepened my writing. I also started my Spanish class on Saturday in order to add to my skill set and be more useful at my job.


Huge transitions on the home front too as my children make their first flutters toward adulthood and my parents face life without quite as much freedom. But this is life. This is what it's all about. Transitions and changes and growth. It's what gives writers fodder for their stories. What would a novel be without transitions, changes and growth? It's why I write and hopefully will find more time to do that this week.



Keri Mikulski said...

Sending hugs, Teri. Fight the overwhelming feelings.

Annie said...

My presciption: Coffee, sleep, chocolate, running, and wine. Plus some time spent with a good friend moaning and groaning about life. You'll make it. I know you will :)

Lexi said...

Take care of yourself!

Live and Learn the Hard Way said...

It's always best to fight the overwhelming. And so hard to do sometimes. I enjoy your blog. Thanks for writing.

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