Because I can admit that I kind of let Animal Crossing just eat me for the last couple of weeks. Things have been weird — let’s not try to dance around that. Whether you suddenly have no job, suddenly have your family/significant other constantly home because they have no job, or have a family member who is out constantly because they’re essential… things are strange.
So, how are you handling the pandemic?
I let myself have a few weeks to kind of just hide. I was playing Animal Crossing like it was the only thing I could do. I wasn’t really writing, I wasn’t really working on much of anything at all…
And then yesterday, I realized how icky I was feeling because I hadn’t been writing.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I go a while without getting something done creatively, I start to actually feel icky/depressed. Writing is therapeutic for me, and it really helps me to manage my stress and emotions. It’s been a bit harder lately — my kids are constantly stuck inside, our entire routine is completely thrown off from how it usually is, and nothing is the same.
But… I sat down, and I downloaded Microsoft To Do… and I am going to try to get myself back into a routine that includes writing, reading, and the things that I need to do for my own mental health. It actually gets me into an extremely depressive state to not be creative; even though I’m having a ton of fun on Animal Crossing, I’m ignoring the things that actually help me to function as a happy human.
Time to quit that.
So, how are you handling things changing? Because it’s not to late to re-establish a routine, or even set up something altogether new in these changing times!
Let me know how you’ve been ❤ You’re all on my mind and in my heart!
Until next time, y'all! Keep writing and writing, and keep being awesome! Author Amanda McCormick Twitter | Facebook Page| NaNo Page | Tumblr | Blog Masterpost | My Writing Group