For some reason, I’ve decided to take on three, big creative projects in November: NaNoWriMo, the Christmas Special for Angus Eye Tea, and continuing my weekly episodes. As someone who has dedicated three hours a day to watching Frasier these past few weeks, that’s a lot to take on. I needed to create a survival guide for this coming month and I figured I would share it with you all in case you’re in a similar boat, creatively or not!
00:00 Welcome to the episode! I’m going to talk about juggling creative projects so naturally, I start off by lecturing about the harms of bath bombs.
01:48 Mmk, now I’m describing my current issue: my brain is not functioning. I’m tired, uninspired, and have excelled at becoming a sloth in all aspects of my life. This has made it hard for me to be creative and get anything done. I’m also v stressed lol. 🙂
04:43 To remedy this, I have (accidentally) set up a creatively packed November for myself. It will be a lot, starting with National Novel Writing Month where I will write 50k words in 30 days..
08:29 …and working on Angus Eye Tea’s Christmas special…while doing weekly podcast episodes.
10:30 …and finally, a Mystery Life Project. I can’t talk about it (I know, sorry!) but just know that a) it’s boring, b) it’s frustrating but, c) it will make me happy in the end.
12:36 Here’s how I’m going to survive this month: First, streamline the basics of my life (laundry, trash, working out, showering, etc.).
18:27 Next step: Break out these projects step-by-step and make timelines. I use BestSelf’s Project Action Pad (and you can get 15% off with code HEIFERS), but you can just use a spreadsheet or a piece of paper! This helps the project feel less overwhelming and gives me a better idea of what tasks to prioritize. (I’m a project manager by day, can you tell?
23:13 On my original list, I titled the third step “maintain sanity” which I think meant not beating myself up as I go through this next month, changing my work environment, asking for help, giving my perfectionism a break, etc. But who knows what I truly meant. I’m a sloth, remember?
27:18 Sleep. Sleep is something humans should do. I need to sleep this November. Heh. Heh heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh.
28:21 My last step to not combusting is remembering that I made these projects because I LOVE doing this and IT’S FUN!
29:47 Final thoughts, the Mystery Life Project, and a pathetic attempt at a self-pep talk with an idiotic metaphor.
31:29 The outro in which I FORGET THE NAME OF MY PODCAST. I’VE DONE THIS FOR TWO YEARS. I’VE SAID IT THOUSANDS OF TIMES. GOOD GOD WOMAN.
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I am not a health professional. I am simply someone who was diagnosed with an anxiety and depression disorder. Please talk to your friends, family, teachers, doctor, trusted human, etc. if you need help. I also have a resources page on my website that can direct you to different hotlines, therapy websites, and more at https://anguseyetea.com/resources/