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A Fresh Perspective

Monday, August 03, 2020

So I think the stress of everything has been getting to me. I thought I didn't even want to post on Spark for a while because I had nothing to say and that I would NEVER get back on track with health and fitness but have realized that's absurd. I was pretty depressed last night. Just not hearing anything and then getting a rejection letter on my SF story compounded into making me feel like I wasn't getting anywhere--and fast. Plus I couldn't even find my Writer's Market--so was that some kind of sign? Fortunately it wasn't because I found my WM as soon as I calmed down and just had a minute to actually think straight. So since I had wrapped things up with my preparations for Elizabeth's response I decided it was best to stop thinking about novels and went back to writing short stories for magazines. I sent my SF story to a different magazine and wrote a new story and sent that to American Short Fiction. So I am feeling a whole lot better.

Nutrition: Nutrition still isn't aces, but I'm making some small strides. I am eating more often, which is good, so I'm not binging as much. And I'm making a few better choices. But I need to get back on a better eating plan and I do need to start trying to do a little bit of tracking and planning. Tomorrow we are going to go get some groceries so that should inspire me to start actually putting some effort in again. To be honest I'm starting to really miss nutrition tracking and food planning and cooking and now that I'm calming down and getting more back to my normal life and not thinking as much about the agents, etc., I'm able to think about more things like getting back to health and fitness.

Fitness: I've discovered that I'm able to get a LOT of work done pretty quickly over the course of the day, so there's actually plenty of time for things like exercising. So I'm going to open all my old fitness documents back up again and start making a plan for how to move forward with exercise and with everything else!

Meditation: Meditation is going to have to be one of those things that comes first. I get so anxious and overthink things so much that if I don't meditate, I'm really lost. So I'm working towards getting back on track with this as well.

Writing: Right now writing is going really well and I'm feeling good about it again. I am getting a lot of submissions out and making good use of the time I'm spending waiting for this important response.

More later!
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  • KAYDE53
    Good for you!
    46 days ago
    46 days ago
    You're right to prioritize meditation. It really does calm.

    Glad you feel better! HUGS
    46 days ago
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