by Camela Thompson
This week my health challenges have been extra challenging, so I'm trying to embrace my resolution to take it a little easier. This is something I'm not good at. While "relaxing" I managed to finish a painting that needed work over the past couple years, wrapped up editing and formatting to get Visions of Blood and Bone over to the publisher, and have been finalizing year end reporting at my day job. Yep. I'm really getting a hang of this slacking off stuff.
Annie is a tireless assistant.
I have never been one for meditating or sitting still for long. Being still stirs up my brain and puts it on hyperdrive. I've been trying books on tape while coloring, and that seems to help. I also find escapism on crappy television and pleasure reads (for me this is paranormal suspense with a little romance). Watching Bitten, reading Patricia Briggs, and spending time with Annie has given me some balance in an otherwise hectic week.
The highlight of the week was an intense game of Cards Against Humanity. It really is a game for terrible people, and my sides were sore from laughing by the end of it. The Seahawks had a great game, but it may have set me back in terms of my stress level. I feel terrible for the Vikings kicker, but I'm thrilled he missed. My feed blew up with Ace Ventura references immediately afterwards.
What do you do to relax and keep balance in your life?
Freelance writer and Dark urban fantasy author featuring vampires with bite.