Life Sucks: Writing on the bad days
Sometimes life just sucks.
Normally I am a fairly optimistic person. I try to see the potential in every situation. I try to see the good in everyone. I try to have a positive outlook on life. But then – some days just deal a very poor hand of cards to work with.
Take the last 48 hours, for example. I try not to grumble too much about my diabetes, but there are times when it just gets me so down that everything that matters just gets too much. I just want to curl up in bed and sleep forever. I know it’s not me but rather the illness that is so debilitating, but it sure gets a stranglehold on me.
When I have times like the last two days I tend to get depressed, emotional, defeatist and it is a terrible struggle to get out of that deep hole and get on with my writing. Just getting down these few words has been a mighty struggle.
How do other writers cope with serious illness? Some of my readers must have more serious conditions than mine, and yet you cope. Share your ideas and thoughts in the comments below so we can all learn to draw strength from each other.
Some strategies to try:
Meanwhile, here are some strategies I’ve tried today – with some moderate success in overcoming the down time:
- Tap a nap – it can be refreshing to body and mind.
- Do a crossword puzzle – it would have helped if I’d solved it!
- Watch a favourite DVD – I knew all those old episodes of MASH would come in handy.
- Go for a walk – at least the weather was a little kinder this afternoon.
- Give yourself some time off – to get a life.
So – what about your suggestions??
Leave a comment – I’d appreciate your input.
UPDATE: I solved the cryptic crossword later in the evening. Yes!