How to Deal With Overwhelm as an Indie Author
Okay, a little… chocolate is okay. Make sure it’s 70% dark (Lindt, yum!) so you get the medicinal properties, too.
Really, how do you deal with overwhelm as you navigate your busy indie author career?
Well, I can only share with you what I do, what others suggest that I ignore, and things I’ve heard others say work for them.
Read my list then share your list with us! Thanks!
**I’ll expand each of these in later posts.
- Breath. A lot. It helps.
- Eat chocolate. (It’s #2!)
- Go to the center of the head, the sixth chakra and clear it out.
- Move. Yes, move that booty!
- Grab a Brainstorming Buddy for a 15 minute brain dump. You talk. They take nuts. What are friends for?!
- Take action on that THING — you know the one — that’s driving you nuts. Do IT for five minutes.
- Step Away From The Computer. It doesn’t run your life.
- Eat chocolate. (Yes, it’s in here twice!)
- Day dream. I know you know how to do this….
- Get help, like an NLP session or some coaching. They’re not the same.
- Draft an old-fashioned To-Do List.
- Free Write: Yes, 15 minutes can change your life. (This links to a blog post I wrote.)
- Sex. I can say that here, right?!
- Kiss your sweetie and have him tell you, “Everything will be alright!”
So, pick one and see what happens.
What is on your list to do in case of overwhelm?
If you’d like weekly writing prompts, join my online writing community for authors, We Write Books.
If you’d like to get notified each time this blog updates, sign up for the Writer’s Fun Zone RSS feed or to get notified by email.
If you’d like to stay connected with me via the social media playgrounds, that would be lovely!
Writer’s Fun Zone is produced by Beth Barany. Beth Barany helps authors write, publish and market their books so they can get their message into the hands of their readers.
She believes all authors can have successful and sustainable careers, if they’re willing to do what it takes. Are you willing to do what it takes?
Beth is a fiction author who’s learned how to market; a teacher who’s learned to sell; and a successful entrepreneur who keeps her art at the center of her work.