My week this week started out like any other. It was fine. I uploaded a vlog-style video on Wednesday… or was it Thursday… I can’t remember. It was one of those. I talked about outlining, which is new
Not really weird, honestly.
But I’ve been feeling a little off this week. Not horrible. Not bad.
I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling that way. So I fucked around a little, made a new banner for Patreon and Facebook. And changed a
This happens sometimes, where I feel kind of off and not really feeling inspired about anything in particular and usually, it’s my personal anxiety flaring up and a sign that I probably should take it easy for a
Anyway, when I sat down to do this week’s Plan with Me video, I wasn’t feeling inspired or ready to plan out my next week. Clue #2 that I was getting burnt out.
So I did a quick, easy, functional only spread. No stickers. No washi. Just planning out this week. I looked at my To Do list for the last couple weeks and noticed the pattern of the same things not getting done. So, this week, I cut those things out. Not going to worry about them. It’s just going to be something that gets backburnered for now. They are things that I need to do eventually, but… I think not stressing myself out because I’m not doing them is more important for me.
Creatives often forget about that whole mental health part of our lives. We need that, because if we’re mentally exhausted or stressed, creating new stuff doesn’t happen. Often, we burn out and then it’s months (or years) before we’re feeling back to normal.
So, this week is going to be a light week. I’ll be spending more time over on Patreon, and less in other places. And that’s just so I don’t feel overwhelmed with what I’m not getting done. It’s going to be a more relaxed week, so hopefully, next week, I can get myself back into a better, more productive routine.
Talk to me about what you guys do for mental health weeks when you need them. Got any awesome ideas I can try?
As a quick aside, here’s a couple links from this week:
- Learning how to outline as a
- A new idea for Patreon (want to watch me write a book?)
- State of the Suz for July 2019
- This week’s Plan with Me
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