Since I blog on the 3rd of every month, as luck would have it, my November blog falls on Election Day.
At the time of this writing, I have no idea who's ahead, or what's happening, but since I'm sure there will be a media blitz on that day, I'm not going to even touch on that topic.
Instead, I'm going to write about distractions to help keep your sanity. There's so much going on right now - Covid-19, the election, the fierce arguing of both sides, that's it's often difficult to find focus. Hah! Sometimes it's difficult to drag myself out of bed in the mornings.
Things I do most days to help:
I walk every day. If nice, I walk outside. If not, I walk on the treadmill. I enjoy walking and sometimes I even break into a light jog. I prefer fresh air and sunshine, but I have to get my exercise.
I workout. For awhile, I was doing this 6 days a week, then I settled on 4-5. I enjoy weightlifting and love the changes I see in my body.
I write 5 days a week. I treat my writing like the job it is. I have designated writing times Monday through Friday, and I stick to them. During all this insanity, I've lowered my word count to a manageable 1000 words a day (usually I do twice that.) I can do that. Anyone can do that. And it keeps me from getting upset with myself when I don't find the words.
I cook a lot. I enjoy cooking. But not every single day. So I tend to make a big batch of something so that we can eat it more than one night. I made lasagna last time. That and a green salad are comfort food for me.
I talk to friends. Whether texting or on social media, or Zoom or a Facebook chatroom, keeping in touch with others really helps. I also have friends on both ends of the political spectrum, so I appreciate it when we can interact without talking about politics.
I read. I have numerous books loaded on my Kindle, just waiting for me to read them. I try to read a little bit each day. I don't always make it, but I try.
Pets rock! I adore my fur kids and it's great spending so much time with them.
That's all I can come up with for now. I'm sure you're off watching election results anyway. See you next time!