Writing is relaxing. Writing is relaxing. I have to keep reminding myself of that fact.
I find myself trying to shove writing into my schedule like it's a chore. Then it's no fun and I don't do it.
I don't handle normal stress all that well. Give me emergency stress, life or death stress, fine. I can handle that. The fact that I'm moving in 2 1/2 weeks and I've got a whole 4 boxes packed gave me a sleepless night.
Of course there's more normal stress than just that, but moving is the biggie.
I always forgot how calming writing can be, especially when I've been doing edits and revisions only.
New idea for me. When I sit down to write, I'm going to set a timer and revise/edit for say 20 minutes, then write new stuff.
I'll let you know how it works! I'll be writing in between packing. At least until I run out of boxes. Which will be soon. Crap I need more boxes...