How does life’s challenges affect your job performance?
Some might say, “Not at all.” If that’s your response, my hat is off to you! My hubby is one of those people who doesn’t allow emotional trauma to get in the way of what needs to be done.
Well, that’s another story.
We are all different, right? Sometimes we must listen to our bodies and rest. On the other hand, if we stop working entirely, what happens?
Poverty. Without doubt, poverty would be on the horizon. Jobs bring income.
Depression. Oh my, don’t you know? When you can’t discipline yourself to meet obligations, despair enters.
Frustration. Hmmm. Happens to me daily when I achieve so little.
Guilt. Argh! Here we go again.
The list could go on, couldn’t it?
When I had a boss, I performed when I didn’t feel like it, and in spite of an emotional state, I did a good job. Now that I’m self-employed, it’s like this: Put off to tomorrow what you don’t want to do today.
If one writes for a living, one must produce. I have author friends who support themselves, and regardless of how they feel, they must supply copy. These friends, like me, don’t earn enough to pay bills with the novels they create, but they earn by supplying magazine articles and other print sources. If you scroll down this blog, you’ll read how two author friends write in spite of hardship.
When I wrote for Texas Hill Country, I had to finish an assignment to meet a deadline. The forth coming check was nice. Contributing to my blog, Facebook page, or building my book is difficult these days. I’m not obligated by someone else to produce an article, but as a small business owner, I need to do it.
I face a lot of grief these days. Our daughter with dementia is a sad situation, and we’ve been dealing with it for years. I come home from an afternoon with her, and I’m completely drained.
Writing is a creative process, and it’s usually fun, but during challenging times, inspiration and desire can be tough.
When you read a book or an article, pause to think about the author. We appreciate feedback and reviews. You never know when a kind word will motivate and inspire. You might be the reason for the next, great article or book.