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I’ve been thinking about moods, lately. Probably because I haven’t written more than blog posts for over two weeks for the soul reason that I haven’t been in the mood. When it comes to being creative, mood has a lot to do with our success. Don’t you think?
Or, at the very least, it has a lot to do with either the quality or the style of work that comes out of us.
In my current mood, I’ve found every possible excuse to not write. And I have no guilt over that, because I know that any writing I would’ve done in my current frame of mind would be worthless. So I allowed myself this time off. Time to take naps, spend time hanging out with my kids, time to watch the world fly by at 70 miles per hour (see this post about my travels if you’re curious), time to critique the work of others.
I even put out my fall decorations. *gasp* Well. It is October, after all.
Interestingly enough, the other day one of my kids showed signs of needing time off. There was nothing specific driving his need, but maybe a combination of a bunch of small stuff. So I let him stay home from school. We hung out together, ran a few errands, went to lunch, spent time snuggling.
And he felt better. I suspect this next week will be better for him. And after some time with my kids, my girlfriends, and myself, I expect this week to be much more productive for me as well. I intend to write, critique, and maybe even catch up on reading blogs.
Do you have weeks like this? What do you do to readjust your moods?