Creating content – writing in particular – can be a very solitary pursuit. Even so, the isolation of the pandemic adds an additional layer of stress and anxiety because of personal and professional pressures that the creator, reviewers, and designers might be under.
Here are some tips to help if you’re feeling a bit more strain creating content during the pandemic:
The last eleven months of the pandemic have played havoc with my sleep. It’s typical for me to wake up at some point during the night and then roll over and go back to sleep. In pandemic times, there are times I wake up wired, and just know I won’t be falling back to sleep. Here are some things I do when I can’t sleep:
I slept in too late on Sunday morning. Then I went onto have a very productive day. That all came back to bite me in the a** when I could barely sleep last night. Happy Monday to me! So I was dragging most of the day.
Here are some highlights from my last few days:
I’ve been able to help my elderly mother at a distance. Thanks to Amazon I could score her toilet paper, paper towels, and surgical masks.
I’m looking forward to taking a long weekend for Memorial Day. This is a short work week for me. Next week is an even shorter workweek for me. While it sucks to not being able to go to the pool, I’m looking forward to taking a break.
I worked on a big presentation for work along with other members of my team that takes place this week.
I worked on some upcoming TechTarget articles due over the next two weeks.
My only focus right now is to work through the week so I can cool my jets for a few days. I hope to catch up on my personal and professional reading while maybe binge-watching the latest season of West World.