May 01, 2008
You have been doing too many things on the go lately, and this reckless pace has to stop. Sure, you've been promising yourself for days that you were going to cut back and get some downtime, but when are you going to come through on that promise? Make that day today. Cancel or postpone whatever you can and give yourself a few hours of nothing to do. Being productive or busy is not the same thing as being happy. You need to reconnect with yourself and just chill out.
After all, I have been on the run lately. I just took a long hard look at my calendar. In the past 24 days, I have slept in my own bed only 9 times and spent 15 nights in hotels. I have taken 16 flights and lived in 4 different time zones. I have been to Denver, Farmington, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Louisville, Greenup, and Bismarck. I have attended two writer conferences.
And that's just April. Would you like to hear March? Nooooo....
Yes, a much deserved and much needed break in the action today. So how has today gone so far?
I slept until nearly 9 a.m. A very unusual thing for me.
I had a cup of tea on my patio. I closed my eyes and listened to the birds for a few minutes, letting the breeze lift my hair and caress away some of the stress.
I started to read the paper and a magazine and put it away for later.
I thought about what I might have for lunch.
I decided to blog. An act that has not happened of late. Wonder why?
Today is for me. I'll probably wander through it. A good thing. I need to just wander though it. I may not even get out of my jammies. I dunno.
One thing I do know is this -- it's hell trying to write and be creative when your brain and body are exhausted. I may ponder just what the heck I'm going to do about all that. I can't have my brain exhausted.