Well the month has started off okay. I still have some things I need to organize. I've been working on other things I need to get ready for launching. All in all though, things are moving right along for the 2017 new year.
There is so much going on between the new launch of reward cards for my day job. So that has been educating our workers on the new system. Something I will be writing up today and taking up to the store tomorrow for all of them to read :)
My newsletter is coming along. I have some amazing authors to feature over the course of this year. I am going to get back to blogging on a more regular basis. So starting tomorrow I will be back to blogging with the Romance Writers Weekly group :) I'm also working on a monthly blog for my own writing group similar to the RWW group.
I am determined to keep busy this year with all the things I need to do in my entire world. Embrace it all and see where it takes me.
An author friend and I were discussing empaths and introverts and how exhausting it is when we 'people' every day. As writers we're fine in that world. However, we also have to learn and work at coming out of our shells to be a part of the real world that exists outside our comfort zone. Many of us have learned to do this, however, it can be exhausting both physically and mentally for us.
As introverts, we get exhausted communicating a great deal with people. It tires us out. It drains us. We have to find time in our day to reenergize.
As empaths, the emotions of so many come at us from all sides when we have to socialize on a daily basis. It's like living in a bipolar state. Every emotion felt has an effect on us. The key is knowing these are not our emotions but those of the people around us. This may be the key, but despensing these emotions are the issue. They wear you down, suck your life force from you, and you have to regain your normal energy once away from the crowds. This is the hard part.
I'm working this year towards finding a productive way to despense this energy. Find something that works better so I don't lose an entire day to this drain on my system. Once I figure this out, I'm sure I'll be blogging about it :) This is one of my major goals this year.
I love working my day job. I enjoy meeting all the people of our small town. So to continue doing what I enjoy on all levels I have to find a way to master this energy and keep my own creative juices flowing :)
Wintertime is the hardest, because I don't go outside unless I have to. It's cold out there LOL. I am going to incorporate more exercise into my winter months this year, because I believe partly this is a big part of the issue. I need to focus energy into building up a resistence. So that is something I will be adding to my daily routine once I get these other aspects in my surroundings in order.
Everything is one step at a time. The hardest part of this is making myself believe that everything takes time. So don't be so hard on myself when I only get part of what I intended done for the day. As long as I put in what I can each day, I need to be happy with that.
Today, I am in the midst of organizing two rooms, finish getting my statues and books back where they belong, and pushing forward in my writing career. I have two more days off this week and ten days to work before I have another day off, so making the best of these two days off are vital for me. My goal is to have the order I am seeking in line before my next day off. This way that day can be dedicated to only a few household aspects and the rest completely to my writing world. I want to go into February with a system down pat and push the goals I have set for myself :)
Well that's it for me today. If I am going to meet today's goals I need to get busy :)
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!