Staying inspired through the chaos

When I look at my calendar widget to the right, I can see that I haven’t blogged much in the last two weeks. I think it’s mostly because my work has been insane. By the time I get home at night, I am zonked. I am lucky if I can stay focused long enough to commit to eating at home and choosing something fairly healthy to eat.

After supper, I sink into the couch and curl up into my favorite position in the nook of Scott’s arms drawing in his heat and love. Ahhhhh – it feels sooo good! After about an hour of couch cuddles and TV, I have been doing remarkably well at pealing myself out of my fav comfort zone to do Pilates. Kudos to me! But walks have been out of the question – it’s freaking cold and snowy out!

After all that is done, I am ready for a bath and bed.

In times like this, when work just seems to take the stuffin’ out of me, I feel like my “home” creative brain shuts off completely. All I want to do is get warm and watch TV; my motivation seeps away leaving me with a long wish list left untouched.

How do you keep your creativity and your commitment to writing when you already write all day, every day, and under great pressure to boot? How do I turn the juices back on?

I was wondering if creating a habit of writing is what I am missing – setting a specific time aside every evening where I go into my office, shut out the world, and write – about anything and about nothing – for the blog, for my journal, for shits and giggles. Whatever. If I just wrote – with no intention and no prescription. I bet that type of set-up would help me through the tougher creative times such as these.

What do you do to keep the creative juices flowing through the times of chaos or fatigue?

On a happy note, I ordered my birthday present. A bit early considering my birthday is mid-March but I like a nice, long birthday season. The Kindle should be here in a couple of weeks. I already perused the long list of books and marked a pile into my Wish List to download once the little gadget arrives. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it – happy birthday to me!

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