Stress. It comes from all over the place. For me it’s been building since I started writing Ghilan earlier this year. Writing a novel in 90 days can kill you. Add to that the stress of caring for an elderly parent and increased stress at work, including travel, and you get DEF-CON 1.
Normally I spend a lot of time in contemplation, meditation, and prayer, but since the book launch I’ve been spending mornings and lunch breaks trying to promote the book.
About a week ago I realized that I need to get back to basics: meditating or contemplating daily and spending Sundays doing as little as possible.
I feel better already.