The past two months have managed to suck me back into a pattern of non-productivity on the writing front. It’s official – I fell off the writing wagon. Work got crazy, My performance schedule got (thegoodkindof) crazy, my allgergies hijacked my body a couple of times, and my brother is getting married at the end of the month, which is its own kind of crazy. It’s easy for me to get so busy that one of things that keeps me the most grounded, my writing, falls to the wayside…and that’s exactly what happened, as evidenced by my complete lack of blogging.
This happens to everyone from time to time, and I think it’s important to remind yourself that it’s OK. The best thing to do is just to start over, get back into a routine, and keep writing. If I spent two more weeks beating myself up about NOT writing, I still wouldn’t have anything to show for it, so why not just skip that part and get back to work?
I started a yoga class this month and a pleasant but unexpected side effect has been that it clears my mind perfectly to prepare for a writing session. I’m going to reschedule one of my weekly sessions with myself so that I can have time to write after yoga. If you’re having trouble with your own hectic life and not having time or energy to work on your writing, I definitely recommend a yoga class or another type of exercise. It manages to make me both relaxed and absolutely present at the same time, and that is a fantastic feeling.
What do you do when you “fall off the wagon”? What’s the best way for you to get back in the habit?