I am one of the few lucky ones when it comes to my writing career. The hubby man is incredibly supportive. Not only does he help me with edits and believes in me, but he supports me when I’m feeling rather low.
The one thing that he has been drilling into my head for years now is that I need to stop stressing myself out. It doesn’t matter if I hit bestseller lists or make millions of dollars. The point is for me to enjoy the journey.
This is something that I’ve written about many times. I think I make the decision to let go of the reigns a bit and enjoy it and then old habits kick in. At that point, then I go right back to stressing myself out once more.
It is a vicious cycle that keeps playing over and over again. I really am working hard on relaxing more. If this last week has proven anything to me it is that I enjoy my writing career and life a lot more when I’m not stressing myself out.
I believe as I spend more time enjoying what I am doing, then in time, my productivity will find a balance. This, in turn, will only help my books get better and better. Not only that, but being more relaxed should allow me to enjoy reading once more as well.
There is so much I want to accomplish and I think stressing myself out until I have breakdowns isn’t the way to do it. As we are not relying on my career to support us financially, I can take more liberties in enjoying the process and see how far joy in what I do can take me. That is something I can share with others.
You can’t go wrong when you can share such positivity and joy with others. So, now it is simply a matter of not falling back into old habits. Which is hard, but one day at a time.
Until then, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.