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Friday, May 14, 2010

Life Goes On

All right. While we are still lacking in "official orders," it has come down from TPTB that hubby will deploy in a week.

So for now, we're in that weird state where we're so excited that we got extra time, we've kind of quit doing things. Everything. I feel like a bozo. I quit cooking, quit writing, quit reading, quit teaching, quit exercising, everything so I could just spend time with my family.

That's gotta stop. I have to get back to doing the things that empower me.

I've got my editor's latest markups in front of me, and I'm going to get to work. I want to finish today feeling like I accomplished something besides unpacking.

What things have you noticed that make you feel more invigorated after doing them?

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Exercise, prayer, meditation, scriptures, reading something inspiring, getting a hug from a family member, and just getting something accomplished. Those things help me feel like I can conquer the world.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Those are great, Amanda. Thanks for sharing! I need to get my motivation back!

A Pen In Neverland said...

Spending time with family is great! You can always go eavesdrop for inspiration. Go on a hot date and talk about nothing but the characters you see around you and what you imagine their life might be like. Go do something that makes you feel like a kid again. Swing on swings, hike, play tag, blow bubbles, surprise someone. Write a journal entry to vent and then put it away to begin again. Play in the rain. I find that when I do silly things it makes me feel robust and alive, it is then that I can also begin to think of things in a new light and different perspective. Try something different or new, or just something silly and simple. Take a bunch or photographs and then try to make a story of the random photos. Ask your family for help. Just a few ideas. I hope it helps.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Great ideas, Pen. We should definitely plan a family outing before hubby leaves!

Ann Best said...

When I'm in the middle of something like you are right now, I just force myself to relax and do what I have to do. Then, when the "emergency" is over, I can get back to the writing and reading etc. You need to spend time with family. And you WILL get your motivation back !!

Jannie said...

How long is Mark going to be gone? And I think I'm with Ann Best...there are lots of great things that I love doing, but sometimes it's just good to put things on hold, too! You are amazing, Tamara!

Jemi Fraser said...

Nothing's more improtant than spending time with your famiy. Nothing! Enjoy.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

13 months, Jannie. If he really goes. I have my doubts about that...

Talli Roland said...

Definitely getting out and breathing in fresh air (well, polluted air, in London!). I love the parks here and going for a walk always makes me feel better.

Enjoy spending time with your family.

Elisa said...

something physical. and usually aesthetic. Like sculpting, cooking a BEAUTIFUL meal, or gardening. Something for the hands that doesn't require concentration so that my mind can wander.

Jen said...

Going for a walk, rollerblading, reading a good book, taking a bath and relaxing. Writing a story about anything!

I understand that moments get us stuck and wanting to spend more time with family before something drastic happens. I am useless on the weekends because it's the only time I see my husband, the overnights make me miss him a lot!

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