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Oct 21, 2020

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00:00 Welcome to the episode! I’m going to talk about juggling creative projects so naturally, I start off by lecturing about the harms of bath bombs.

01:48 Mmk, now I’m describing my current issue: my brain is not functioning. I’m tired, uninspired, and have excelled at becoming a sloth in all aspects of my life. This has made it hard for me to be creative and get anything done. I’m also v stressed lol. :)

04:43 To remedy this, I have (accidentally) set up a creatively packed November for myself. It will be a lot, starting with National Novel Writing Month where I will write 50k words in 30 days..

08:29 ...and working on Angus Eye Tea’s Christmas special…while doing weekly podcast episodes.

10:30 ...and finally, a Mystery Life Project. I can’t talk about it (I know, sorry!) but just know that a) it’s boring, b) it’s frustrating but, c) it will make me happy in the end.

12:36 Here’s how I’m going to survive this month: First, streamline the basics of my life (laundry, trash, working out, showering, etc.).

18:27 Next step: Break out these projects step-by-step and make timelines. I use BestSelf’s Project Action Pad (and you can get 15% off with code HEIFERS), but you can just use a spreadsheet or a piece of paper! This helps the project feel less overwhelming and gives me a better idea of what tasks to prioritize. (I’m a project manager by day, can you tell?

23:13 On my original list, I titled the third step “maintain sanity” which I think meant not beating myself up as I go through this next month, changing my work environment, asking for help, giving my perfectionism a break, etc. But who knows what I truly meant. I’m a sloth, remember?

27:18 Sleep. Sleep is something humans should do. I need to sleep this November. Heh. Heh heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh.

28:21 My last step to not combusting is remembering that I made these projects because I LOVE doing this and IT’S FUN! 

29:47 Final thoughts, the Mystery Life Project, and a pathetic attempt at a self-pep talk with an idiotic metaphor.

31:29 The outro in which I FORGET THE NAME OF MY PODCAST. I’VE DONE THIS FOR TWO YEARS. I’VE SAID IT THOUSANDS OF TIMES. GOOD GOD WOMAN.

For some reason, I’ve decided to take on three, big creative projects in November: NaNoWriMo, the Christmas Special for Angus Eye Tea, and continuing my weekly episodes. As someone who has dedicated three hours a day to watching Frasier these past few weeks, that’s a lot to take on. I needed to create a survival guide for this coming month and I figured I would share it with you all in case you’re in a similar boat, creatively or not!

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