Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block

Hello peeps,

Long time no see.

It’s funny how easily we can get caught in the rush of life and forget to work on our personal projects, isn’t it?

Every week I set for myself the goal of sitting and working on my blog, and every week something else came up, something that it would be more important or more urgent, or let’s be honest, I was just tired and didn’t want to think. Who hasn’t felt that way, right?

Also, lately I haven’t been in touch with my creative side. In other words, I’ve been feeling a massive writer’s block, and haven’t been able to shake that feeling off.

I keep saying to myself, “don’t worry, you will write when you feel creative again.” But that just doesn’t happen. You know why? Because writing is a craft. It’s like a muscle that you have to keep exercising to get stronger, even on those days that you feel lazy and not wanting to go to the gym. So the best way to push past this block is to get back at exercising my writing muscle, which is what brings me here today.

I just need to remember to be patient with myself, because the strength and ability won’t come right away. So, today I just wanted to tell you that it’s okay to sometimes feel blocked, or uninspired, or set you personal projects aside for a while. As long as you don’t get stuck in that loop and don’t put yourself together to pull you out of it.

Take a breath, accept that this things happen, but don’t get used to the feeling, work you way back to focusing on you and your goals. And don’t forget, be patient.

Much love,

Artemis

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Early Morning Bliss

Early Morning Bliss

For all my travelers out there, especially those who travel for work, I understand how difficult it is to maintain a healthy work out routine.

I know that after long flight hours, and several meetings, all you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep until you have to leave again.

But trust me when I say this, you should definitely set your alarm early for the next morning and go for that run you’ve been procrastinating the whole week.

Recently, I had to spend an entire week working in Miami, and honestly I was so tired that I didn’t even want to breathe! (okay, maybe I exaggerated a little). But instead, I set my alarm to 5:30 am everyday, went to the beach, and did what I call a circuit workout. Basically, you just create  3-4 different stations of workout, and in each station you have to accomplish a certain exercise. You can do knee highs from one trash bin to the other, you can carve holes on the ground and run from one to the next, you can do core workout, you just have to be creative.

Not only you will see a beautiful sunrise, like the one in my picture, but you will smell the ocean, get some fresh air, feel the sand on your skin, and see some interesting people. And the best part about the whole situation was: swimming in the ocean afterwards with the sensation of a mission accomplished.

It doesn’t matter if you are at beach, or just a normal city, wherever you are you can go to a park, or run through the city’s streets (which is great to get to know the place better), all you need are your shoes and some determination. You will go to your work more energized, and when you come back at night, you will sleep feeling like your day was fuller.

Don’t be lazy to try new things. A day that you wake up earlier, is a day that you lived more.

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