Rest for Success & Why Busy is Seriously Overrated – Written By Kristen Lamb

Kirsten Lamb published a blog post about resting for success and tells us why busy is overrated. Thank you so much for all your help and advice, the past years and, of course, in 2019 too!


It’s winter here in Texas, which means almost next to nothing since Texas is a female state. Today, I think I will be SPRING! No…winter. Wait, why not BOTH?

While the temperature is all over, and most of the time we have no clue what to wear each day (aside from one of everything), the plants and animals at least seem to have a plan. They go dormant, hibernate and basically take time to REST.

**Sorry about the four-letter word.

Rest might seem an odd topic for the first week of January when everyone is ALL SYSTEMS GO. Yet, failure to appreciate the importance of R&R is why I believe so many people fail to ever reach those goals, meet those resolutions.

We can fall into all-or-nothing thinking and that is a fast track to burnout.

Ask me how I know.

Last time, we talked about New Year’s Resolutions and why it’s imperative to choose our pain. Because anything worth having or doing in life involves some sort of pain.

We exercise agency when we can embrace the process as much if not more than that glorious—and often short-lived—summit. Now that we’ve addressed pain, let’s talk about peace.

 

To continue reading the entire blog post, go to:

https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/01/rest-success-busy-overrated/

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1000 Posts On WordPress


Last month WordPress told me that I had published my 1,000th blog post on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest.’ 

Another achievement in my blogging life has been accomplished.

I don’t deny I’m quite proud of this one. 1,000 blog posts over roughly three years are something. But then, I have to say:

Part of these blog posts aren’t mine – they are YOURS!

I built ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ as a writer’s blog, and that’s how it grew. With your help, it became what it is now, and I hope, of course, it will further grow. But without your help, this wouldn’t have been working out.

The Author Spotlights, the re-blogs, the guest posts, the blog tours, the promotions, that wasn’t my work, it was yours!

Thanks so much for your work, for permitting me to re-blog, to pingback, to promote, to interview you! Thanks for making my blog a wonderful experience. Thank you for your help!

What do you like about Mysteries? – Reader Survey!

Ronovan Hester has published a new review. Please take a moment to share your opinion and make the review a success! Thank you!

 

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Lit World Interviews

Here we are on LitWorldInterviews with our first of many Genre oriented surveys. The success of our previous survey “Why do people stop reading a book?” and the response in the comments prompted a more detailed evaluation of the topic.

Please reblog and sharethis with as many people as you can so we have a lot of responses to make the data we share as accurate as can be expected. We need plenty of responses or there’s no reason to do the results.

This month’s survey is the genre of Mystery.

Thank you to the following 19 bloggers for making our previous survey such a success by reblogging the survey:

James Glenora

Aurora Jean Alexander

Juliette King

Stevie Turner

Linda G. Hill

Vanderso

Wendy Anne Darling

Adele Marie Park

Woebegone but Hopeful

Lori Carlson

Colleen Chesebro

E.S. Tyree

Ravenhawks’ Magazine

Sally G. Cronin

Gipsika

Tricia Drammeh

Susan Gutterman

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2015 in review

Today I got surprised by an amazing annual report about ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.

Thank you all for making this blog such a success and so much fun!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,100 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

A Heartfelt Thank You

March 11, 2015 my first blog post, “Welcome to the Writer’s Treasure Chest” was published. This was exactly 9 months ago. Since then this blog has made far better progress than I ever had dared to hope.

Even though I was a little scared to own my own blog and keep readers entertained, you all made it enjoyable for me!

This blog has made significant progress. In the meantime I could celebrate by far over 200 followers, 1,000 likes, over 8,000 views, 2 blog awards and December 9, 2015 I got this:

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Each visit is making me happy, each comment is making me proud and each re-blog is a huge honor for me!

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– for all your help, your support, for every single visit you pay this blog – for your comment, your re-blog, your efforts!


 

I do wish you and your families and friends a peaceful, happy and contemplative Christmas season.

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Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Wow! Today I was blessed with a wonderful surprise, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!versatile-blogger-award-2015

Thank you,, Cindy E. Owen’s with her blog A Writing Life for Me for my nomination. I am so honored to accept this award!! Thank you very much for being my follower and loyal reader. Congratulations on your Versatile Blogger Award nomination (and win) too!

According to the following rules…

The Rules

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Next, select 15 blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

… I’m supposed to nominate 15 more winners of the Versatile Blogger Award. Here they are:

Nominees

  1. Novels by Jennifer Hinsman
  2. Veronica Bale’s Blog
  3. Chris, The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
  4. Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons
  5. akrummenacker
  6. August McLaughlin
  7. Bette A. Stevens
  8. Blondiewritemore
  9. catnipoflife
  10. Kristina Stanley
  11. Suzie Speaks
  12. Kylie Betzner
  13. Jens Thoughts
  14. The Reluctant Cat Owner’s journal
  15. Walk On

 

Nominees – any questions, please just ask. There is no timescale to do this but please add a link to your new post below when you done it. The aim is to raise the profile of your blog. I’m looking forward to reading your answers.

 

Last task: 7 things about me

  • One of the best books on Earth due to critics, is James Clavell’s “Shogun”. And I can only agree.
  • I can’t stand Mexican food – and I’m not sure why…
  • I’m extremely scared of spiders. No snake ever scares me as badly as the smallest spider does.
  • My birth stone is garnet. But my favorite gemstone is sapphire.
  • I thought at a certain age once can’t fall in love as intensely anymore as with fifteen, when a break up threatened to kill. Recently I found out I was wrong.
  • I love cats. The bigger, the better. I’d have a tiger if I could. Since that’s not possible, I’ll stay with Maine Coons
  • I love flowers. For some reason my favorite flower is not the red rose as it is for many women, it is the yellow lily.

Feel free to share seven facts about yourself, even if you have not been nominated this time. I would love to read some of your answers. Sorry I couldn’t nominate all my followers and blog friends!

Another step forward

This week I opened my blog and found you had all awarded me with another great gift! My blog “Writer’s Treasure Chest” got 1337 Likes!

 

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I wanted to thank you for making this possible! Thank you for this amazing adventure you permitted me to experience. Thank you for your help, your interest in this blog and all your “Likes”.

Thank you for making “Writer’s Treasure Chest” a pleasure and a success for me!

 

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