Tortoise or Hare?

When I arrived home last night, I wasn’t in the mood to do anything other than watch videos and sit on sofa. Running around all day and dealing with details left me drained of energy. I usually feel this right before dinner time. I suppose it didn’t help that I didn’t take time to have lunch.

Skipping meals doesn’t do the best thing for your energy level. Would I like to meditate for an hour or spend time doing Yoda to get myself in the right state of mind? Well, if I wanted to I would have done it by now.

When a new year begins, I don’t always go with resolutions. I do tend to feel the need to change things up at the start of a new year, and I guess that’s what these weeks have been. I’m trying to find my new routine. Keeping things the same all the time is boring to me. I like to change things up to boost creativity and get more accomplished but I’m still trying to find a rhythm.

I haven’t found that stride in my art or my writing this year. I feel more like the tortoise than the hare at the start of the finish line this year. Let’s just hope that I can keep a steady pace, even in the face of a long race. The year’s that I’ve been the hare lead to burnout, and that’s never a good feeling. Steady and true, that’s my motto for this year.

Are you using new prompts this year for your writing or other goals? Let me know in the comments.

Since I can’t leave you without a writing prompt for the day, think about being athletic today. Picture a star athlete or someone just trying to get in shape. Think of an obstacle. Then, think about them meeting someone who helps them get past that obstacle. Write for 5-10 minutes. A quick short.

Until tomorrow! Most posts are Monday through Friday!

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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