Have you ever considered the popular passage from Ecclesiastes about a time for every purpose under heaven to be comforting? Oh, I have. It takes away guilt and allows for each season of life to have a place. As our energy, passion, inspiration, and time ebbs and flows we often feel obligated to keep up the pace and not loose ground. But there’s a time for rest. A time for contemplation and recharging.
I’m in a short season of needing to recharge. Now that I’ve submitted my fixed manuscript to an interested agent, the pressure is off a bit. Before I start back on book two, I need a mental break. I’ve also been having some physical symptoms that need addressing, including fatigue and digestion issues. That won’t fix itself if I keep a crazy pace to every day.
So, I’ve paused.
If you’re like me, you love watching reruns of sitcoms. Familiar beloved characters, laugh-out-loud story lines, etc. My favorite reruns are of the show Big Bang Theory. What shows can you not get enough of? What’s your go-to activity when you need to wind down and recharge?
Speaking of reruns, instead of offering some insightful new material today, I thought I’d rerun some old posts. I’ll be back to new, fresh content really soon!
Five Activities for an Author in Waiting (guest post on ACFW blog!)
The Introverted Author’s Guide to Not Freaking Out (gust post at The Writer’s Alley)