|Lazy Sunday Afternoon - Maria A Smith|
We're more than half way through February, I don't know why I'm always so amazed at how fast time speeds along, but I am! Always. Not that I want to be wishing my life away but...I chose the above picture, which was taken in August last year, because it reminds me of long summer days, which I'm very much aiming my compass towards.
Anyway, a quick update.
Hubby is making good progress after his accident with the circular saw, he has good movement in his fingers now that the stitches are out, although the thumb is currently an issue, and only time will tell if he's going to get full use back again. He's killing time at home, and I think he's probably now seen enough House Under the Hammer, and Down Under to last him a lifetime.
We're still in the wars here though. I broke another tooth last week, so that was another costly dental bill and its left me wondering why it's happening, it definitely can't be put down to teeth clenching this time as I was eating a bread roll at the time.
The other issue I have is my back. It's been horrid since last October, and has got steadily worse as we moved into 2018. I'm waiting for an MRI scan, as the consultant believes the disk is pinching a nerve again. I'm currently managing without pain relief, as I was really ill on the tablets. I just read that sentence back and wanted to laugh! Anyone who has suffered with lower back pain knows you don't manage back pain, you bloody well grit your teeth and push your way through life, albeit at a much slower pace. Hopefully, I can manage without tearing my hair out.
Now about my writing.
Over the last month I've fell back into time wasting habits - it was easy if I'm honest with everything that's been going on around me. However, I need to change things around so I can start working productively again. I'm not beating myself up, far from it, I'm figuring out what I can do differently to get better results. It's back to basics to recognise and understand why I'm not making best use of my time anymore. Perhaps I'm doing the same thing over and over and it's just not working, and I haven't realised it. If that's the case I'll keep getting the same outcome unless I change something.
I'll let you know how it goes in my next post.
What have you been up to? Is life treating you well? Is your writing flowing? Or could you do with a bit of a time audit too?