Like many writers, I strive for perfection each time I create a new piece of work, and whenever inspiration hits. But, as we all know, there’s no such thing. As much as we work hard to produce great results, the more we push ourselves to achieve, the more it can damage our health and lives. Which, in turn, doesn’t do much good for our minds either.
There’s a difference between progression and utter exhaustion, I can say that now.
Be passionate about your ambitions, but also keep in mind, the importance of a balanced life. We often forget how important it actually is. Often enough, people get caught up in the chaos of life and ultimately, it leads to a build-up of stress, anxiety, depression etc.
After all, we’re human and it’s okay not to be. Keep your head up.
Remember that working hard is a good thing, as long as you take a break when it’s needed. Working yourself to the bone is not helpful, if anything, it stops you from reaching your full potential.
And you have a lot of potential in this world.
Being mentally well and emotionally well are important parts of a personal equation.
During the first year of my blog being active (under a different title at the time) I often found myself under pressure. Felt like I had to impress people with my work, which caused my anxiety to go through the roof.
It was partly the reason for a blog hiatus in the early days of DAYDREAM MADNESS being put together. The inspiration, as well as the motivation to write, it simply wasn’t there and I was struggling to cope most days. In the end, I’m quite glad I took that time to reflect and work on myself, emotionally.
Now, I actually have a good mindset, which does help a lot when you’re writing and constantly creating new material. Of course, we all have bad days from time to time, but it doesn’t affect me as much. Time really does make all the difference!
Patience is a virtue. Self-care is a necessity. Believe in yourself.