Hey everyone, how are you?
Today, I am going to try and ease myself back into writing.
I have not written all week, due to being ill with my mental health. And I have missed not writing, so today, as planned I am going to try and get a little bit done and ease myself back into the process. Whilst I have not been writing anything, I have still been thinking about what I am writing and how to go about structuring the prose. I am going to be looking at the book chapter as that is the piece with the closest deadline and I have a meeting on Wednesday. Given that I had to miss the last meeting, I want to be able to make up for what I had not done the previous week. That being said, I am not going to force myself to write x number of words by Wednesday. I am instead, going to plan out the section that I am currently writing and highlight the areas of the narrative and research that I can use. I will then have a clearer idea of what needs to go where.
It will be nice to get back into writing, but I am not expecting myself to do hours upon hours in one day. I am going to take it easy and not put pressure myself. I will do bits here and there throughout the day and allow myself time to rest in between. One of the things that I have been doing since I came out of the hospital is reading. Again, not loads in a short amount of time, but a few pages here and there. It soon builds up and I finished the fiction book that I was reading. I have now moved onto another non-fiction book that has been recommended to me by my doctor. I want to read as much as I can of it by Wednesday which is when he is next calling me. There is also a podcast that comes with the book that I am going to start listening to as well. I’m hoping that the advice in the book and the podcast help.
I am also going to try and just do more in general today. I am building my drumming routine back up so that, I can go back to practicing three times a day. I also need to go out and have a walk down to the high street to get my medication from the pharmacy. I was going to go yesterday but was reminded that it was a bank holiday here in the UK do it was shut. It will also be good to have a walk with some music on and clear my head of the last week. It has not been easy and I came close to giving up at points. I’m hoping to walk down to the high street and then get a bus or a taxi back. So that, I won’t be out for too long. I’m hoping that things will continue to improve and that I can get through the weekend unscathed.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.