Distraction in the Age of Selfishness

At the moment I’m feeling overwhelmed, and I fear that I’m not communicating clearly. As a writer, that just punches all of my anxiety buttons. So today’s post is just going to be a bit of a brain dump, to get a few random thoughts out of my head. Hopefully that will allow me to…

How to Balance Productivity with Self Care

The cascading clusterlove of disquieting apprehension proceeds unabated. It’s exhausting to feel shaky and panicked for most of your waking hours. Especially so when you have a lot on your plate and tight deadlines. By turns I’m overanalyzing things, forgetting what I’m supposed to be doing, and trying to accomplish several things at the same time. My…

Anxiety is the Handmaiden of Creativity

The title of this post is a quote from T.S. Elliot. Today I’m trying to take it to heart, because my anxiety level is cranked up to 11. I’m struggling to leverage it into energy and motivation, rather than letting it completely murder my productivity. Reframing my thinking to embrace anxiety as the handmaiden of…