Are you living under a rock? Feeling out of touch with the world and with your writing?
Friend, me too!
Life lately has been happening Really Fast. (Yep, with capital letters and everything!)
During May, I’ve had NINE speaking engagements, TWELVE phone meetings with prospects, TWO launches, and…
Ben is leaving on Memorial Day for his summer job in Nebraska. We thought it was a July 1 start date but they need him early. (He’ll be spraying crops as a helicopter pilot. Super cool but he’ll be gone for two and a half months. *sniff*)
Oh… And we ordered new carpet so I’ve been busy moving, purging, and painting.
So yes, I feel like I’ve been living under a rock. The type of rock that comes crashing out of the sky to flatten me.
And in chatting with lots of friends, clients, prospects, and business owners, I know I’m not alone. Maybe it’s something in the air, maybe it’s the moon, or just too many dog farts in my office… So here are my top 5 tips to help you crawl out from under that rock – and get back to writing!
1. Acknowledge the rock
For weeks, I tried to ignore the fact that I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed. I thought if I just changed my attitude – focused on the positive – I’d feel better and be more in control. It took naming what I was feeling – and acknowledging why I was feeling that way – to turn the tide.
Take some time, maybe with a trusted friend, to acknowledge the rock and give it a name. It doesn’t solve the feelings but at least you’re not running away from them!