The holiday season can be a time of great joy and chaos, pressures old and new, and a weird mix of happily exhausted and just plan worn out.
With that in mind, it can help to think of your writing time as a personal sanity saver during the holidays. Carving out just ten or fifteen minutes for yourself each day can be a wonderful mental reset when you’re surrounded by details and events that are outside the normal routine. Try getting up a few minutes earlier, or staying up an extra half hour, depending on whether you’re an early bird or a night owl.
To feel whole and fulfilled, we all need to make time for family and friends, to connect with the people who matter most, and to create moments and memories we can cherish.
As a writer, remember that writing is part of what makes you special. Whatever is on your heart is worthy of your time, so take time to nurture that piece of you this season. You might be surprised at how much those few minutes each day keep you connected to yourself, your project, and give you a refreshing boost of energy as well.
Then, when the holidays are over, you’ll be ready to resume your normal writing routine refreshed and rejuvenated.
Write well, have a wonderful holiday season, and always,
Live the adventure!