Thank you so much for all the support yesterday. Today will be a better day.
Do you ever feel so wound up and upset about little things (that seemed awfully big at the time) that you feel like the top of your head is going to fly off?
Well, I think I’m reading a bit too many Stephen King books lately. If my head begins to go around and around, then I’ll be concerned!
You all seem to know just when to gather around the fire and dole out comfort. It means so much to me. It’s so wonderful that women from all around the globe can come together in one place and bring their own ideas to the table.
This morning I sat down in my recliner and realized that something was wrong with it. It’s twisting awkwardly when I start to recline. But admittedly, I work it hard and sit in it more than anyplace else. It has saved me from pain many times in the past 3 years.
Trying To Dial Back The Worry:
At this point, I’m beyond worrying too much about it. If I have to get another recliner I will. Because other than the bed, it’s the most important piece of furniture in my apartment. And I depend on the comfort of it throughout the day.
I wear my laptops out in 3 years, and I use my chair even more than I use them. So this shouldn’t surprise me.
It seems the new canned cat food I ordered for the kitties might come in tomorrow. I sure hope so. If not I guess I’ll have to resort to the cans of tuna I have.
I know Ivy won’t starve. She doe not look like she’s ever missed a meal. But still, I want my baby to enjoy her food.
So many things are occurring in the first months of this year. Paying my yearly taxes, getting on Medicare, moving. By February, things should be calming down.
Blogging & January:
January is always a tough month for bloggers. Because it’s when they make the least income of the entire year. Advertisers spend the bulk of their money up through Christmas.
Then in January, ad income is often cut in half. Because it’s the beginning of a year, and a new quarter always means advertisers are not willing to spend as much.
I’ve been reading other bloggers’ tales of woe about it on the ad company Facebook page the past few days. But, we just have to remember this always happens in January. And this too shall pass.
That means you have to look at the year as a whole, and figure in that your income for January will mean less in your bank account. But when divided by 12 months, things look much better.
It’s just the way things go in the content-creating world. We all depend on advertising. They call this “putting all your eggs in one basket” and much is written about trying to avoid doing that.
How Bloggers Make Money:
Many bloggers sell ebooks, but I’ve never been able to come up with an idea for one that I think would be any different from what I write on my blog.
Some bloggers work with sponsors. But since my blog is about so many things, I’ve never had them pounding down my door. And when you’re getting paid to write sponsored posts, it’s like a monkey on your back.
You feel somehow obligated to write positive things about that company. And I just don’t like the idea of doing that.
When I write about something I purchased on my own, I tell you my genuine feelings about the product. And that’s how I like to do things.
Some bloggers depend on affiliate income, but I’ve never had much luck with that. I do have Amazon affiliate links on some posts, but that’s it.
Feeling Better Today:
The good news is that I slept much better last night. And when I woke up this morning I spent time in bed stretching. Which I know is good.
This kind of reminds me of when my girls were little and they’d be watching Mr. Rogers on TV. I’d go about cleaning or cooking, and in the background, I’d hear the soothing voice of Mr. Rogers.
Have you ever heard a more calming voice than his? Oh, there’s another guy I used to watch on Saturdays who had a very soothing voice. Bob Ross the painter! He would paint on his easel and explain what he was doing.
I’d be just lulled along as I listened to him. It would just about put me to sleep, and I never can sleep during the day. I miss Bob Ross. He died of lymphoma in 1995 at age 52. So young!
What do you do when things seem to overwhelm you? Do you have an old standby, like making a cup of hot tea and staring out the window at birds?
I’m curious to know how other people distract themselves from worrying to get through a difficult day. Maybe we can help one another with the suggestions that are given.