We all have bad weeks. No matter how much you try to have a happy attitude, someone has to rain on your parade. Everything can be going swimmingly until a tidal wave crashes into you.
Work, writing, editing, query letters, time management, there’s never enough time to finish everything. It can drive anyone crazy and make you overwhelmed. I sometimes try doing too many things at once, and as a result end up getting nowhere. It’s hard to concentrate on one thing.
This past week was tough for me, my stress levels were through the roof, and my mind wasn’t in certain projects. My job can really get the best of me, even on days off. It’s hard not to let your mind wander, thinking about going into work Monday and the stress it brings.
No one can write a novel in a day, I sure as hell can’t. I attempt to hit a quota but sometimes life takes over, and it’s impossible. As much as I enjoy writing, sometimes I need a break. There are other hobbies I enjoy that don’t involve writing. I tend to lose touch with those when throwing myself into work. Sometimes, I want to enjoy a Netflix marathon.
My goal is to make this week better than the last. I need to keep myself healthy by getting enough sleep, exercising and eating right. Hopefully this will help keep my sanity.
What do you do when you’re overwhelmed?