WORK WITH BALANCE
Welcome to Day 23 of #write31days. Work is the prompt word for the Five Minute Friday Free Writes. Everyone knows the meaning of that word though we don’t always like to think about it. We need to learn to work with balance of resting and playing.
Work is good for us
When we balance it with play
Our health will improve
Some of us may often feel overworked. Work is good for us, but too much is detrimental to our health. It’s sometimes hard to find the right balance between work and play. Each day we should take a break. Spending a few minutes outdoors each day would reap many benefits to our health.
Many of us work at home, some have indoor jobs and others spend their time outside. My job is in my home where I care for my family. I also write, not only because I love it, but I believe God has called me to do it.
A few years ago I began spending more time outdoors taking pictures of things I found in nature. One day I thought it might be fun to write haiku to go along with the photos. Then I got the bright idea of making a photo haiku book. Since then I have taken more photos and written more haiku, but have not done much towards the book.
I thought I could just put together the photos and haiku and it would be so easy. It didn’t take long to realize there is more to publishing a book than just writing and taking photos. I decided to put it away for awhile. Every once in awhile I would go back to it, but never made much progress.
I think I felt overwhelmed and maybe not ready to put in the work that it would require.
This year I decided to write nature haiku for the #write31days in October. I thought maybe it would help me to get back on track for the book. Originally, I planned to have one haiku and photo each day, but it has developed into more. Still, it has refueled my interest. [bctt tweet=”I want to put in the work and try to finish the book before the end of the year.” username=”GaylWright”]
What about you? Do you have projects you need to finish? What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? How do you get back on track? I would love any suggestions you may have.
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