Keep Your Writing Fresh by Keeping Yourself Fresh

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Pause to stay fresh.

Creating content that’s fresh, focused, interesting, and relevant is key to online success.

And it can be a big challenge, don’t you agree?

I’ve been creating my e-zine since 2006 and have been blogging here since 2008. And, I’ll be honest, sometimes fresh ideas are hard to come by.

But what I’ve found, through the years, is that it’s not that the ideas aren’t out there. Much more, the issue has to do with the energy and openness I’m bringing to the task.

3 keys to help keep you going.

If writing is a fundamental component of your profession, or if a writing career is something that you aspire to, here are 3 keys that I’ve found helpful in my work:

  • Establish a Writing Schedule for Yourself
  • Remember that Slow and Steady Wins the Race
  • Write About What You Know

And most important, stay fresh.

Even beyond these 3 keys, my most important tip is to invest time in staying refreshed.

This can be hard to do, especially when you are working under pressure or within time constraints.  But when you allow yourself the time and space to be refreshed you are much more creative and productive. 

Stress and fatigue block your energy and constrict your vision. The ideas simply don’t flow. You end up spending more time getting less done.

It takes discipline to refresh yourself.

Stepping away from stress will feel counter-intuitive at first. So, you may need to experiment to find what works.

Maybe it will be going for a run or doing some stretches.  It might be meditating, or doing some kind of free-flow writing exercise, or visiting your garden to do some weeding.  Whatever you find that gives you a break and allows you to return to your work fresh and energized is time well spent.

A caution: be careful about breaks that involve online activities like checking Facebook or other social media, news, or entertainment sites. These activities are actually likely to distract you and drain your energy. They don’t make for a refreshing break.

How do you do it?

I hope this post was helpful and would love to hear about how YOU refresh yourself and your writing routine. 

What will you do today, to give yourself a break?

Here’s more help:

Do you ever feel like you’re running on empty and there are no gas stations anywhere to be found? That’s what it’s like when you aren’t taking care of yourself.

It’s an awful feeling and one that’s all too familiar for many of us. In fact, if I had to guess, I’d say that finding time for self-care is one of the biggest challenges going. And I’ve created an E-Guide that addresses this challenge and offers you a path to creating your own, rejuvenating self-care routines and rituals. It’s titled “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life.”

This E-Guide gets right down to business as it offers questions, insights, and exercises aimed at helping you come to a deeper understanding of:

  • What gets in your way when it comes to taking care of yourself.
  • How your capacity for compassion is connected to self-care.
  • The activities that are most nurturing for you, and how to include them in your schedule, EVERY day.

To begin your self-care journey and claim your copy of “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life” click below:

Let’s explore time together…

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