I’ve been desperate to make progress the last few days, and struggling really hard to do so because of this cold – it hit me pretty hard and I was sure that I would get nothing done at all.
Thanks to a few people (namely Merrilee and Karen) I pushed ahead though and got some work done while still ending up in bed at a reasonable time! It helps to be reminded that if I get stuck into something wholeheartedly, I get to ‘the end’ a lot quicker than when I dither.
That said, now that I am feeling better today and my brain is functioning, I can see that I really need to start taking better care of myself. Winter is coming and with the lowered immune system associated with pregnancy, the inability to take any decent drugs for any illnesses I do pick up, and the fact that I’m still breastfeeding as well as growing a baby means that I need to eat right, rest well, and all that other good stuff. Most of which I manage to avoid for one reason or another….
So yes. I’m going on a bit of a health kick, making sure that I eat more real food and less snack food (someone should really come prepare meals for me I think!), because hopefully if I can get myself into some good habits now they’ll last me until well after baby’s arrival, and help with more sleepless nights and tandem feeding my little ones!
What does this mean for my writing?
Less time spent stressing throughout the day when I don’t get to do any work, and more time being focused on writing when I DO have the time. I’m now going to consider it unhealthy to focus on anything negative because the reality is that when I get down to work I make great progress, and when life is working against me there is no point wasting my energy getting annoyed be it.
The week has been a bit slow, but I wrote my first piece of flash fiction, and have rewritten the ending of my Snow White story as well as tidied the piece up in general. I’m pretty happy with that progress.