I have been feeling kind of burned out lately and completely uninspired.
Perhaps I have been over-extending myself. And as much as I need and want to write about my experiences as a cancer patient, mining that particular vein can be draining (and I am trying really hard not to repeat myself too much in the different venues in which I am writing).
I did my morning pages today, for the first time in a while and I found it to be a tough slog. I started to list the things that inspire me and I realized that I have not really been making a lot of space in my life to do these things. My days have been focused on being productive and, perhaps, when I have had down time, I have not been engaging in the kind of activities that fill me up.
I think this needs to change. Yes, I have deadlines (and the house is a mess) but I think that I might spend less time staring at a blank computer screen, struggling over every word (or surfing the net to avoid writing) if I let myself spend a little time getting inspired.
Here's my list. What would be on yours?
Going for long walks.
Spending time in the arboretum and other beautiful places.
Taking in other people's art.
Listening to music.
Hanging out with friends and family.
Being silly with my kids.
Spending time with my spouse.