What do you do to keep yourself mentally and physically healthy (as much as is possible for your personal situation)? Now more than ever, self-care is so important. There's a lot going on in the world and it can be overwhelming. Not to mention, we often feel the constant need to drive ourselves ever onwards.
This was not today's planned topic. However, today's topic was more intense and due to being incredibly busy for the last few weeks, I hadn't pre-written it. So when I woke cranky this morning after a bad sleep, the idea of trying to write today's topic had me stressing. Which led me to this topic. …
As you probably guessed from the title, this is not a Monday Marketing post. I have shifted my topic to Mental Health today because it's something I need to talk about.
Writing is often considered a lonely profession, and while it's true that it's a solitary task, it does not have to be lonesome. Even a socially-awkward, highly-anxiety-ridden person like myself, can make connections within the writing community.
She's the one curled up in the corner, hyperventilating and overthinking scenarios and trying to vanish into thin air. I know, she's a little odd. That's why I don't introduce her that often. She's not exactly the life of the party.
Writing can be quite an unhealthy past time. We sit hunched over a desk for hours, eating junk food, drinking copious amounts of caffeinated beverages.... yep, that's unhealthy. Now as someone who works a job that involves sitting, and who does her writing while sitting and who crafts items while sitting... I am well aware of how bad sitting is for the body. And since what is bad for the body, is bad for the brain, we really need to make sure we look after our bodies. Easier said than done, right? So here are a few tips that might help.
I thought I would write this piece for all those people who live with writers! So, just for you, here's how to care for your writer.
Today has not been a good day for me. So, in order to get through this "crash", I am feeling I've decided to talk about mental exhaustion. Mental exhaustion can lead to writer's block but there are many things that can cause writer's block so I wanted to focus on mental exhaustion separately.