#AccountaClub Friday, November 16, 2018

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Well, somehow it’s Friday again, and that means it’s time to ‘fess up or brag about our weeks. Or any combination thereof.

I said on Monday that I thought I was out for NaNoWriMo this year, and given my lack of writing, that seems to be the case. Alas.

Sorta.

Here’s the thing. As you probably know, I had that horrendous microorganism intent on taking over the world, and by the world I mean my body, and it really wiped me out. I couldn’t exercise for the full week a last week, and I still haven’t completely shaken the cough that just keeps going.

This week, it was really important to me to get my fitness routine back on track. It’s my base for everything, and I managed it, five live workouts, one every morning.

Woo-hoo.

But I also recognized that the pressure of NaNo–totally self-imposed–wasn’t going to help me feel better. So I let myself let it go.

The key here is “self-imposed.” This isn’t something upon which someone else is relying; there’s not external pressure, there’s no bigger picture to which I’m failing to contribute. Just a recognition that I may not be able to do everything I want to do while still doing my best interpretation of a seal, so it’s best to pick one and stick with it. Build slowly.

That’s some major growth for me, to treat self-care as a priority. Because without it, we have a flimsy foundation that could, at any moment, collapse.

Sometimes our accomplishment is in not doing.

Sometimes.

Not often. But sometimes.

So how was your week?


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2 thoughts on “#AccountaClub Friday, November 16, 2018

  1. Word-wise, I’m flying. But I had planned topics/scenes to write for the last few weeks and I finally passed the planned dates, so this week I expect to be slower. I’m such a planner.
    Self-care wise, I’m still doing my yoga daily, but not walking as much… amazing how much time I’m spending on the computer. My Samsung Health app remonstrates with me each morning. I meditate more, though. Meh, it’s a trade-off. Healthy spirit, neglected body.

    I applaud you for knowing what you need and doing it. For me, Nano is inspiring, but I’m not a seasoned, published author. You already know your capabilities, so you made a good choice.

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    • Yes, it’s funny how you can’t always do both! But yoga is awesome, ESPECIALLY if you’re sitting so much. I need to do some for my hips I think, they’re tight right now.

      So thanks 🙂

      It’s all a trade-off. I do think paying extra attention to my health is paying off, the cough is FINALLY on the downswing, whatever this was, it was nasty.

      Also fantastic on the work! Also that’s great you’ve figured out you’re a planner, that help so much down the road. I’ve never been a writing planner, the story tells itself to me as I go.

      So glad NaNo is working for you!!

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