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For Those Days When You’re Contemplating Insanity


A woman screaming in frustrationHave you ever had one of those days, or weeks, or months where everything is so overwhelming that you think…you…might…just…be…going…insane?

  • There isn’t enough time, or energy or mental space to do everything you need to do?
  • Dust bunnies are amassing their forces under the sofa and television cabinet, ready for an invasion, and you don’t have the ability to retaliate?
  • Your family members ask the same questions every time they pass: “Have you seen my…?” “Have you looked at … yet?” “Did you do the … I asked you to do the other day?”
  • Small things like a lost button, burning your finger on the stove or a cross word from someone feels like the inevitable straw that broke the camel’s back?
  • You stand there, feeling as if you’re teetering on the edge of insanity, wondering what on earth to do now?

I’ll wager just about all of us have been there at one time or another. Our busy lives are crammed full of things we must do, and not enough quiet moments where we can recuperate.

With this in mind, I am working on an e-book entitled “Tips for Those Contemplating Insanity.”

I must point out that it will not be a book for diagnosing or treating serious mental illness, but rather a collection of tips for those of us who have had a tough week and need some suggestions on how to recover. I want it to be both a practical book and a bit of eye candy to help with relaxation.

Over the last four years I’ve been through some really tough health problems as well as emotional ups and downs. Naturally, sometimes I’ve found myself in situations where everything has fallen in a heap and I didn’t know what to do next. I knew that I’d keep muddling through and eventually things would pick up through hard work, perseverance and positive thinking – but I needed something in the mean time, something to tide me over the dark spell so I could meet the next hour or next day with a little more bounce in my step.

With that in mind I started making notes on the subject in my journal, and now I’m compiling them into an e-book which I’d like to share with you.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be including some suggestions from my new e-book in blog posts. I would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions – and perhaps a little encouragement to finish it! (There’s nothing like announcing your new project to the world to force you into completion.)


P.S. Don’t forget National Novel Writing Month (NaNo WriMo) starts November 1st. That’s just 36 days! Have you given any thought to what you’re going to write?


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

6 thoughts on “For Those Days When You’re Contemplating Insanity

  1. Yay! I’m so glad you are back and I love the idea of this Ebook. It is really needed in the world and I speak for myself first of all when I say that. Love the title, too…

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