May 29th 2018
For example, writer’s burnout is the fact that I am writing this post at 5:30AM, 10 minutes before I have to leave the house for yoga
I’m burnt out. No, I am not uninspired. No I am not dealing with writer’s block. No I am not forcing myself to write…really. I have so many great ideas that I feel like I am forcing myself to spit out of my head lately. I feel like most of my blog posts are coming out great but I feel like my desire to be efficient is making my head spin. I am so focused on putting out a lot of quality content a month and I feel like I am forgetting to savor that content as I am writing it.
I am writing and writing well but I barely feel I am attached to writing at all. I had every intention of writing a music mood board today, but my brain wasn’t inspired by that and I also wasn’t feeling patient enough to get that done. So instead, I thought I would just have a chat.
I told myself that when I hit 300 followers on here that I would drop the number of posts I do a week so I can focus on quality over quantity, but I am hesitant to lower my productivity. In my head, I am convinced that is cheating or quitting or something. So I decided this instead: I am going to keep my blogging schedule as is until the end of June and then try going back to 2 posts a week for the summer (July & August).
I think by going back to posting less times a week, I will be pushing myself to create deeper and more thought out content. It will give me time to focus on more difficult projects and get further ahead in my writing. I was leaning towards Wednesdays and Sundays.
As much as I’ve enjoyed 4 days of content a week for the first half of 2018, I feel like focusing on quality over quantity will be great for not only my writing but my state of mind.
But for now, how do you deal with the feeling of being burnt out? I would love some suggestions for dealing with my “I have so much to say and no patience to say it with” mood.