I'm not sure what caused my stress to build up over the past few months, but Christmas was my breaking point. I feel bad cancelling the commissions that I had accepted earlier, but I just couldn't bring myself to draw other peoples ideas.
So, for now I'm just focusing on what I CAN do and what I WANT to do. One thing I really enjoy is being lazy, so I'm taking more time relaxing and doing relaxing things. Another way I'm taking care of myself is the weekly cardio class I've been going to with my sister for the past few months. I'm going to add another evening in the week dedicated to working out more and getting healthier. It's helped so far, so a little more will help a little more.
The aim is to get under 200 lbs (and stay there for a good long while) and become emotionally stable again (as much as any artist could be). I'm getting there on both counts, but persistence is key. Sit ups, jumping jacks, TV and robot unicorn attack are all helping me along
I have this feeling that the year is going to get stressful and this is the calm before the storm. So, I'm going to make the most of this down time as I can to prepare for what may be ahead.