There are times when it is impossible to get things going. Maybe you’re tired, having personal problems, overwhelmed or simply worn out. Me, I’m tired this week. Tired of being sick, that is. It’s times like this that I realize just how much I’ve got going on and how little spare time I have. That extra nap because I’m sick really cuts into the productivity.
A good example of this is last night. I got home around 9:00 PM from a work function. I was struggling to stay awake (earlier in the day, I nodded off in the dentist’s chair). I could have spent 30 minutes writing or editing or proofing one of my projects. Instead, I went to bed.
This morning, I was still exhausted so I drowsed all the way to work (on the bus and train, not while driving) instead of writing. Between last night and this morning, I have lost 2 hours of writing time.
But, before you start to think I’m whining or complaining, I want you to know I’m merely pointing out reality. We cannot always be “on”. We cannot always be producing new content or editing or whatever at a hundred miles an hour every waking moment. There are times when it’s okay to say, “I’m not writing tonight.”
But, I also can’t allow it to go on forever. If I do, I might as well hang up my keyboard and quit this writing thing.
That means I will be writing tonight, tired or not. I may not spend hours and hours doing it, but I WILL do some. I have deadlines which is a good thing. They tell me just how long I can lounge around and recover. But they are looming and I try to never miss a deadline.
So, time to pull up my socks and pick up where I left off. I won’t feel guilty for the time I’ve taken off, but I do have to move forward.
Wish me luck.