Photo Credits: Alicia D - taken on Friday's excursion to the Nicandri Nature Center in Massena
by Maria Corse
In our crazy world of hurry-up, bigger, better, and win, win, win, where we are afraid of becoming bored, we often fail to appreciate the need for balance. Despite those really long to-do lists, we all need the time to relax, take a break, and, in some cases, simply, crash when we have ignored all of the signs of exhaustion. Which, as you can probably guess, happened to me today. After trying to write a post for several hours this morning – desperately fighting to get ideas and words to flow –continually deleting, cutting, pasting and then deleting some more – I ended up with only two short paragraphs of utter crap, which did not convey my original idea at all.
When my creative brain absolutely refuses to cooperate, I know it is time to cut my losses and quit. Only today it took me a little longer than usual to get the message. I don’t know why I struggled far more than I should have, maybe because I was unwilling to give up on this particular idea, or it could be because I hate the thought of an unfinished piece gathering virtual dust in the “cloud”.
In any case, this post is the result of my day’s lesson. Be good to yourself. Listen to your brain and body when they tell you it is time to rest. Spend some down time with your loved ones. If crashing is what you require, then go for it. (You don’t need kittens laying on your chest; however, Tommy and Ursa’s sonorous purring certainly facilitated my very long nap.)
Trust me, your to-do list will be there tomorrow, as will mine.
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