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Burned Out? Or Fallow Time?

I thought I was sort of burned out.....

Sheesh! I have been very not so good about posting on any of my blogs for the past several months. I don't even want to go back and look to see when was the last time I was on a roll with blog writing. It was a long time ago but that is changing today. I was beginning to think I was burned out but I wasn't. I'm not burned out I'm actually writing a lot and I finally figured out what was going on and you'll read it a few paragraphs below.

I am writing

I was writing - but only for me!

I have been writing. In fact I have been writing daily for almost the past 200 days because I started that at the end of 2015 and I think that that has kept me engaged and in my brain but not on my blogs. I've also worked on a few books which are almost done.  I've been playing with making my pictures prettier and selling them on things like mugs and T-shirts. I haven't put those up for sale yet but I have been fiddling with the designs and all and planning ahead. 

Part of what goes on with me is that I get involved in many different projects and then I see how they can all go together and I start working on each part and I don't really ever get around to finishing any of them.  So I decided to put that kind of thinking into a book which will be done shortly and up for sale on Amazon Kindle. Then I started thinking: could I have T-shirts to go with it or shall I have a membership site so that we can all help each other [those of us who are in this kind of mindset where everything is of interest] ETC!

Then I remembered "fallow time."

While I was thinking about why I have not been writing on my blogs but writing for my computer and not really putting anything out to the universe for sale or for others to read - I was reminded what a very good friend of mine used to say. This friend was my professor in graduate school but we also became the best of friends and we stayed the best of friends until she died a few years ago. We wrote together we did several books and articles and talked endlessly about all the things that we were "going to do"  but some we never did.

One of her ideas, or mantras, or whatever you want to call it, [a few called it time wasting] was that brains need fallow time just like fields do - and I remembered that today and I thought well that's what I've been doing for the past several months.

My brain has been in fallow time and I love this concept!

Thoughts? Comments?

Thank you!!!!

About the Author Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.

Hi there. I'm a 75+-year-old who is still very engaged with the world; as we all should be - at any age! I create courses and books that help people keep on learning, living, and having fun. I believe that you are in charge of your life - not me or anyone else. What I do is offer information so that you can make intelligent choices for you!

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