August is always a busy time for me, it’s when the pace picks up at work (even though it’s our quiet period?), the weather’s a bit nicer, people are making plans, holidays are booked and it’s mine and my father’s birthday month.
So, my apologies for neglecting the site. Oh, I forgot – There’s a bank holiday in August too so everyone’s on the countdown to a beer and a lie in.
I definitely need a break, so that’s what I’ve been working on the last couple of weeks.
Since my last post, as far as writing goes, I’ve managed just the odd bits here and there of actual writing, I’ve mostly read a lot more instead and sort of recharged myself with literary buys and wanderings 🙂 (as seen in pics).
Even though I don’t have a lot of physical work to show for my time, I think recharging is just as important, no, scratch that – I know it is.
I knew I needed a break when I could not seem to edit some work I was doing properly, instead of using the ‘tough skin’ all us creative types are supposed to have, I found myself in a spiral of self-doubt, stress and anxiety. It’s easy to get burnt out and so that’s why this post is about recharging.
I find the simplest things are the best –
Busy? Free up some time. (it’s okay to say no!)
You might say Oh it’s not that easy! Come on! Honestly, it is once you get to the root of your problem.
Take some time to self-reflect and recharge your batteries. If you’re struggling to do that, get help. It can be hard to admit you’re struggling or to ask others to help you but it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve heard people also express guilt for taking a little time for themselves, feeling selfish or somehow less – if this sounds like you, work on it, work on yourself.
Being a creative person means putting a lot of yourself into whatever it is that you do, that creative pool you scoop from needs refilling occasionally if you don’t then you run out of juice! If you have any top tips for recharging, pop them in the comments below. 🙂