It may already be too late
But it is important you understand:
This is not some sort of damage control.
It's just me admitting my bad
And what you make of this is entirely up to you:
So 13-hours ago, I put out a Tweet....
Free therapy for all writers:
- Great Music Lots of Sleep
- Great fiction
- Intriguing movies w/ suspense-filled plots
- Long walks (morning/evening)
- Deep conversations with open minded folks/ loved ones
- Adventure x Travel
- And just about anything that helps you worry less
A few minutes later...
The comments started rolling in:
Mostly, from fellow writers and marketers, acknowledging they found some/all these activities to be great sources of stress-relief:
And a few comments offered valuable suggestions too...
Like Toyin Omotoso (veteran marketer/copywriter) and Seyi Adejumo putting in a timely reminder that sex was actually great therapy too
For example, Toyin's comment:
"I don't know why sex is not on the list sha. Amazing therapy."
LOL, my bad
But you should read Toyin's reply to a guy who said "Sex isn't free in Lagos" (thinking of it now, this could have been my subject line for this email... The word "Sex" gets more attention and pulls more traffic than "Jesus" )
If you have even a drop of direct marketing blood flowing thru your veins
I shouldn't even have to explain this to you:
Anyway, after Toyin's comment
My man Nonso Emetoh said "Intermittent Fasting" was great as well
So the thing is:
I do a lot of intermittent fasting myself
It's the first thing I learned from the great Gary Halbert
And it's amazing how those 8, 12, 16 or 24 hours of "no food" clear you out ...
Body, mind and soul
Leaving you with a rush of red-blooded energy and deep calm that makes you feel...
Alive, healthy and supercharged,
Just like when you were much younger and running around all day
Never feeling as exhausted as most adults do these days.
In any case, the benefits of "intermittent fasting" are enormous,
So solid point from Nonso
BUT it's the comment from "Jesus baby" that made my day:
You can reply her if you want sha
Me, I have an email sequence to write this morning
Once I'm done sending you this email
I'm off to do some email Copywriting for a project my mentor (Ronald Nzimora) and I are working on
And whatever happens in Abuja today:
I hope you find a source of great therapy works well for you
If it's a combination of a few things outlined in this email (including Jesus baby's non-negotiable prescription....)
Then that's fine.
But you see...
The lesson is NOT in the activity/activities on the list
The lesson is in seeing the importance of stress-relief
And it's not just for writers
As long as you're a human being walking the surface of the earth...
You should always make a conscious effort to "de-stress" yourself
As oft as possible, too.
Maka ndu gi (for your life's sake ...in igbo language.)