How to keep your writing inspiration and creatively high

When we are stressed or blocked, it is wise to make a change so that we don’t stay in that place. Yet many times we forget some of the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quickly and easily, to bring our inspiration back and increase our creativity.

1. Go see or rent an inspirational movie. Relaxation time is important. You can even take your notebook and record inspirational phases. Afterwards, free write what those phrases bring up from your subconscious.

2. Complete an appreciation exercise. Pick something around you, like the telephone, lamp, or pen. Talk to it and tell it how much you appreciate having the electricity to turn it on, the opportunity to write with a tool that has the ink inside (not like a quill), or the softness of the paper you write on. Be grateful for that you have and not what you are missing. Or make a list of “count your blessing” items.

3. Read a book that stirs you or sparks your creativity.If you prefer, read poetry.

4. If you usually type your first drafts, hand write them.Nothing compares to the feeling of the ink melting intopaper and the surge of that f you spend too much time at the computer, take a break every hour. Go for a walk or just sit outside in the sun.Even five minutes in a winter sun does wonders for the mood and creativity. Creative flow.

5. Write a personal note to friends or family and tell them how much you love them, appreciate their thoughtfulness, or kindness.

6. Authentic, flat-out, raw laughter frees the psyche andopens the creativity process.

7. Find a setting with lots of trees and flowers and feelnature. If the weather permits, take off your shoes and socks and feel the grass between your toes. Nature has away of freeing our spirit and renewing our soul.

8. If guilt or a past incident has captured your mind, write a “Dear Me” letter and ask yourself for forgiveness to loosen it’s grip and expand your freedom.

9. Are you used to writing in a quiet place? Find a noisy place to write, like McDonald’s or the mall. When your space is noisy you will have to focus harder in orderto write with clarity.

10. Go for a quiet leisurely drive, listen to a favorite CD. You can sing out of tune and no one will notice (laughter aloud).

Do something nice for someone else that you wouldn’t normally do and be a gracious receiver of a hug.




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