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:~: Friday, June 22, 2007 :~:


I am all over the place lately. My mind bounces from school to coaching to renovations to finances to promo stuff. It's ridiculous.

Luckily, I have been able to keep myself pretty focused on my edits for His Ordinary Life. One thing that's really helped with that is my new little jump drive. 512 MB of storage in one neat little package! How does it help? Well, the ancient laptop doesn't have Internet access. So when I don't want the distraction of "Did Wayne email me about that unit proposal I haven't read yet? Let's go check!" or "Has the top ten list at My Bookstore and More changed yet? Let's go look!", I copy HOL to the jump drive and go work on the laptop in the living/dining area. The upside is, I can put the satellite on music and write away (if the Monsters aren't around).

(This is how unfocused I am right now -- I just lost my train of thought, stopped in the middle of writing this post and bebopped over to email my editor a status report on my edits. What is wrong with me?!)

Do you have days when you feel completely out of whack mentally? How do you cope?



Blogger Joan Swan said...

Stress -- it always scatters me.

Walk away from the computer and play in the garden or take a swim or see a movie.

You'll come back refreshed and refocused.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Joan has some good advice. Take a little time away, spend some time relaxing or doing something you enjoy. It usually helps me to step away from the computer for a while.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Linda Winfree said...

Great suggestions, J and Elisa. And I've been doing that. I don't know what's with me. I think maybe it's summer . . .

3:39 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

Gah. The internet is a huge time suck.

You haven't slowed down to breathe since summer hit. Remember that whole thing about WHY we have summer break??? Because without it teachers would go postal. Take a few days for you then jump back into work when you feel a little rested.

4:26 PM  
Blogger B.E. Sanderson said...

I have those frequently. I second what everyone else before me said. Take a break. Let your brain chill out. Go for a mental walk, and don't come back until you're more refreshed.

8:57 PM  

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