So according to ACT therapy, I should be aware of what I most value in my life -- and be mindful to spend time in those areas. It helps refocus me on my values vs. my anxiety.
Revising my second novel THE HOPE STORE is a project that I've overlooked in the past 5 months of anxiousness. I find it very distracting to try to work on the book at home -- cuz of the TV and the refrigerator, etc. Today I took myself to Chava Cafe and brought my laptop. I'm getting much more done and being much more productive working on the novel! I'm enjoying myself.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar? First, refocusing your time on activities that are meaningful to you. And second, finding you are more productive and creative when you go outside your house to something like a coffee house. It's nice too because I get to be around people and still work on my project. Best of both worlds.