I was happily cranking along, writing entries for my “Lessons From The Good Witch” series, when suddenly my mind went blank. I no longer had the urge to write more posts for the series. Honestly, I can’t really think of anything to write, which is why I’m writing this.
I’m taking this time to exercise some of the lessons I’ve learned. even though there’s a stress and sadness that tends to try to push its way into my head and body when I’m not inspired, I’m gently pushing that to the side. I’m not going to fall into some dark place just because my mind decided, for whatever reason, that it needed a break. that’s a change for me, and a very good one.
I’m not going to beat myself up or allow the stress to take over. My brain wanted a rest. It’s not like I can force it to cooperate, even though I and many others have tried to do just that to the point of near insanity. when your head wants a break, it’s going to take one, and you’re better off to just roll with it than try to fight it.
So I’m going to mess about online for a while and see what happens. Maybe I’ll stumble across something that will inspire me. Maybe I’ll just chill enough that my brain will kick back into gear all on its own. I’m going to resist the urge to get all stressed and unhappy. I already took a walk out in the sunshine and cool fall air, and that felt good and helped me shake off those unpleasant feelings. After all, it’s not like I’m not ever going to get more ideas or do more writing. My day isn’t ruined just because I’ve hit a momentary snag.
I’ll tell you, this is an odd feeling. I’m so used to the stress and self-kicking that we’ve all been trained to experience when something goes even the slightest bit awry. it’s quite a new feeling to stay calm and rational and just flow through it. There’s some resistance, I can feel it in my neck, but I’m not going to let it get the best of me. I’d rather be happy and flow than fight and be miserable.