Inspiration for Writers

What to Do When You’re in Over Your Head

Georgia Shaffer
Georgia Shaffer

Georgia Shaffer from Pennsylvania

“I am physically weary and emotionally exhausted,” my coaching client said with a heavy sigh.  ‘I’m not motivated to write or do anything.”

She was in over her head at home and with her writing deadline.
I knew how she felt . . . been there recently myself. Overwhelmed with too much to do and little energy to do anything. So I’ve decided to share four things that help me in those, “in over my head” moments.

1.  Do nothing for a while

It seems counter intuitive.  After all, you have all these things to do, so you can’t afford to do nothing.

I usually resist this idea.  Yet, when I rest, space out with a good book, a video or take a nap or stay in my pj’s all day, I feel rejuvenated. Doing nothing is usually the best thing I could do.