Do you ever feel like the walls are closing in?
Like you’re suffocating under the weight of your to-do list and all your unfinished ideas?
I do, sometimes. I love my home and my office, and I love that I don’t have to go anywhere to do the work… but just occasionally, I’m trapped.
It’s easy to sink under the weight of things to do. Like when you’re in a foam pit or a ball pool, and you can’t get out, and you think maybe it’d be easier to just give up and disappear.
When that happens, I know it’s about time I got away for a while. Sometimes, just a day in a coffee shop or a hotel does the trick to clear my head.
Sometimes, I’ll go away to my friend Kenda’s house and we’ll spend two days working on something specific and make huge progress.
Less often, I go away for a week. Like last November, when I went to Lanzarote and wrote the entire first draft of my upcoming book.
Mostly, progress is made in Tiny Beetle Steps. Slow and steady, small consistent actions building one on top of the other until you have a mountain from grains of sand.
Every now and then, though, you need a boost.
Clear space to soar. To scrub your mind and figure out what’s going on: what you need to focus on, what your priority is, and what to do first–then next–then after that.
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Please do share any articles from this site in part or in full — as long as you leave all links intact, give credit to the author, and include a link to this website and the following bio. Vicky is a gin-quaffing, pole-dancing, trapeze-swinging copywriter who writes about the perils and joys of writing, velociraptor training, and running a small business. She writes this stuff on her websites vickyfraser.com and cookiesforbreakfast.co.uk. She’s the author of one book (with two more in utero) and teaches small business owners how to write copy that sells, and how to be more fecking interesting. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.