This week, the flexibility of ROW 80 really came into its own for me. I’d been sick all weekend, I was falling asleep every time I sat down somewhere for longer than a minute, and I was overwhelmed by everything I needed to do.
So I decided to take a week off.
The fact I felt so much better the moment I’d made the decision told me it was the right one. So, this week, I’ve done nothing. Well, I have, but not so much writing stuff. Getting ready to go on holiday on Saturday, getting new photos done, catching up on my reading – yes. Work? No.
And because I’m away for another week after this one, somewhere where I can’t stress about all the things I should be doing, I’m hoping that by the time I get back I’ll be well rested and ready to work hard.
So, I’ll be back here on Wednesday 16th. And in the meantime, if you’re feeling a little stressed, cut yourself some slack. Take an hour, or a day, or a week off.
Because that’s the beauty of ROW 80 – it works with your needs.
I hope you are feeling better. And you are correct – ROW80 works because the goals help keep you motivated to keep at it but it takes away the artificial pressure of trying to get 50,000 words written in 30 days.
Much better for the rest, thanks! And yes, being able to take on just as much pressure as is motivating, and not so much to be debilitating, is a huge plus.
Sometimes you just have to step away and take care of yourself. Have a fantastic holiday! Mine’s this month also and I’m SOOO looking forward to it!
Thanks Melanie. Hope you have as much fun on your holiday as I’m anticipating having on mine!