What I realized:
While taking time off from social media and writing, it became clear to me that I need to spend more time doing what I truly love to do and spend less hours of the day on social media constantly pushing and promoting. I’m not saying there is no value to promoting; however I do believe that more books and less promotion will generate more sales than fewer novels and more advertising.
Experience more of the dream than the nightmare:
More importantly, I love the writing and get totally burnt out on the constant pushing for more sales. Plus, I’m happier when I’m creating and have more energy overall.
Taking better care of myself physically:
In addition, I’ve decided that exercise, stretching and time away from the computer needs to have a greater priority over work. I feel so much better when I start the day out right and not just hop to my 150 notifications on Facebook.
I will no longer read my reviews. Although most are wonderful, it’s the bad ones that stick with me. Like a bad drug, I’m giving it up!
(After writing this blog, I watched this video that my husband shared with me. It really touched me deeply and totally addresses my struggle. Take the time to watch it. It’s well worth your time.)
It’s up to me to make the journey of chasing the dream a great experience and since I’m my own boss, there is only me to blame if I’m not having fun.
Here’s to experiencing more joy!