Carrying a heavy burden these days? Writing can help.
Fight the guilt.So something distressing has happened in your life or to a loved one. Dramatic events have a way of making normal things seem trivial or even frivolous. You may feel a little selfish for trying to get your own artistic work done while things are so chaotic.
To combat this feeling, remind yourself that your heart is in the right place. As long as you're not neglecting who or what needs attention, then there's nothing wrong with getting a little pleasure out of what you love to do. In fact, the first step toward regaining a sense of normalcy in your life is to start doing those things that make you feel like you the most. So no matter how busy things get in the wake of a disaster, set aside time for your writing.