When life gets so complicated and stressful, I tend to do nothing. That's right, nothing. Being overwhelmed is OVERrated...so instead, don't accomplish anything that needs to be completed. Trust me, you'll feel better. Make a list of all those house-hold chores, spousal demands, kids' homework, etc. and burn it. Burn that list until it's a sad little charred pile of nothing. If you're worried about the kids following your example-of lighting things on fire( imagine such a feeling and let it take over!)
Yeah, it's kind of weird. What do you do now? Whatever the heck you want! That's right. Plug those headphones in, just like your demanding teenager, and slide on into that bubble bath(be careful with those electronics.) If you don't like baths or you live in Arizona, where it's already too warm to have a bath, then: write, get a pedicure, make your hubby rub your aching shoulders for crying out loud.
Disclaimer: This exercise is to be completed in a one hour span of time. Extending the given period of time could lead to unruly behavior by participant, an emotional epiphany, laziness or even a brain aneurysm.
Now, there is a reason Tortuga is mentioned in the title of this post. These past few days have proved to be a little chaotic and there are so many demands in life! I'm not a fan-of the demands, I like life though. I sat down on my stability ball at my beautiful black desk and looked at my turtle, Tortuga. He caught my eye, mainly because he takes up most of the space on my desk, but I was happy to have his company. I made a profound discovery....
The stupid dogs outside wouldn't stop barking and my list of duties shouted in my head. I shoved the windows shut, decided to write and avoid everything else. Just me and Tortuga chillin' at my desk. It was the best decision I've made all day, much better than the choice to leave my hair color on my head for an hour...that's what happens when writing takes me over. Let it happen! It's time, those creative juices are seeping out, let it flow (kind of a nasty image, sorry.)
Try the exercise-the list, and have some fun.