Self care comes first

I’ve slept awfully these past weeks, the insomnia even worse than normal.

The other day I lamented the fact that I hadn’t done any writing. And I stopped myself immediately.

It's no use whining when you forget that one cardinal rule: self care comes first.

When words don’t flow as easily as usual, I just need to see where I need to take care of myself.

Besides, lack of sleep makes my creative writing flawed, in need of major edits. Lack of sleep numbs my creativity.

And instead of wasting energy on bemoaning the lack of words, I can also make a bath and go to sleep earlier.

I can also be kind to myself and have faith the words will come back.

They always do.