Tag: self-care

When it all goes sideways

Posted February 14, 2019 by Amanda Shofner in So this is my life.
When it all goes sideways

This isn’t the post I intended to write this week. It is the post I need to write, though. You see, when they talk about a “week from hell” that’s exactly what this week has felt like. Messy and slow commutes due to weather nearly every single day. My smartphone permanently dying. Feeling like the […]

Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Posted November 27, 2018 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Writing can be hard. And when you have a non-writing job that pays your bills, finding the time and energy to sit down and get words down can be challenging. I get it. I’m right there with you. I mean, I’ve been thinking about writing this post on self-care for writers for at least a […]

How a Desktop Detox Saved Me from Total Burnout

Posted February 28, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How a Desktop Detox Saved Me from Total Burnout

Remember when I said I had to take time for myself? Sometimes the decision is made for you. If you listen close enough to your body, it’ll tell you when you need break. And if you ignore it long enough, you’ll wish you didn’t. Which is sort of what happened to me last week. News flash: […]

How Do You Take Care of Yourself?

Posted February 12, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How Do You Take Care of Yourself?

A couple weeks ago, I talked writing breaks and how taking care of yourself means taking care of your writing. But taking care of yourself can be vague. So what are the basic self-care tenants? 1. Get enough sleep If I don’t get my eight hours of sleep, it’s hard for me to function, let […]