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Thinking Tuesdays - Burnout

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 6:27 PM

Listening to:

Volcano Choir - Acetate

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Hello, and welcome to Tuesday evening! This journal is substantially earlier than normal, but we'll see if this is an exception or if I actually start managing to do this at a reasonable time. :laughing:

Last week's journal was very good, and there was a lot of overlap from one comment to another. Offering an ear to hear people out is a good way to be there for them and show support, and a little can go a long way on that front.

This week's topic:

What do you do when you get burned out of doing something?

Last week I finished draft 2 of November's NaNoWriMo novel, and since then I have found myself exhausted at the thought of creating something new. I know I'll get back into the swing of it as long as I don't let myself stop, and I've been writing a few unrelated small things here and there since, but for a good 72 hours after I finished, my brain felt fried.

So what do you do, when you've reached the limit of what you can do/are willing to do for something? How do you get yourself to a space where you're comfortable enough to do more again (or something else, in situations where doing more is not what you want)?

This week's music:

I've had this album by Volcano Choir called Repave since it came out in 2013, and only really listened to one track off of it until a few weeks ago. I guess past me wasn't prepared for the rest of the album when I got it, but the rest of the album has sat very well with me recently.

Volcano Choir is one of Justin Vernon's side projects, so if you like Bon Iver then you'll more than likely enjoy Volcano Choir. Personally I'm not huge on Bon Iver, but Volcano Choir is all of the things I like about Bon Iver minus the things I don't care for as much, so win-win for everyone involved. :P

My favorite song on the album is Acetate, which is of course the only song on the album whose studio recording apparently does not exist on the internet. In lieu of that, here is my second favorite song on the album.


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crimsoneye495 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Spread the word to all of DA!
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wesleyharmon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I just wanted to give an overdue thank you. 
I am filled with gratitude towards your kind words about my own words and my painting, "52 Hertz". It was quite encouraging to hear. I didn't have much time to come up with a quote for the article, and I wish I had cultivated it a bit more, but I'm so glad that it moved you at least a little bit. Thank you so much for taking a minute to comment on the article and even mention me in it. Greatly appreciated,
thank you
wreckling Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
It's my pleasure, really. Thank you for sharing your work and your thoughts with us! :)
Ken-Ichijoji Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you answer me!?
wreckling Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Hi there! What can I help you with? :)
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