Writer Wednesday – Take Care Of Yourself #WednesdayWisdomForWriters #amwriting #wellness

Bellatrix Press Author, Jennifer Allis Provost, discusses the importance of self-care for authors and how to avoid the dreaded con crud. #SelfCare #WednesdayWisdomforWriters #WriterWednesday

Author Jennifer Allis Provost

Recently, I was discussing con crud with a writer friend. What’s con crud, you ask? I assure you, it’s just as gross as it sounds.

This ailment got its vivid name because it tends to pop up among conference and convention goers a few days after the event in question has ended. Typical symptoms include congestion, cough, and a general feeling of malaise. I know, makes you want to sign up for even more conferences, amiright?

For years I thought that con crud was the inevitable result of being packed into a hotel or other public facility, breathing in the same recycled air as hundreds if not thousands of others, subsisting on stale coffee and cookies, and sleeping less than usual. Many anecdotal cures promise to cure the crud, ranging from taking high doses of vitamin C to eating raw garlic. They never worked, at least not for me.

But…

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