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8 powerful ways to inspire your authentic writer within
When we are in flow and the writing is pouring out of us we seem to act on automatic. But at other times we feel dry and the writing seems forced. What do we do to find the inspiration again? How do...

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The subconscious writer

We sometimes have to get out of our own way.
Too much conscious thinking about anything will become a source of stress; it makes us anxious and over-cautious as the fear piles up.

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Get into daily rituals

Use them to support your body, your emotions, and your intellect.
For this to happen, make sure you:

  • sleep well
  • eat nutritiously and intentionally
  • exercise

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Get into journaling

It helps you in the process of developing the right mindset of a writer.
Journaling makes you reflect on your life, imagine future possibilities, and you get to play with words because this is a...

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Rest and recuperate

Creativity takes a lot of energy and requires a great deal of recuperation. Make sure you take time to:

  • Be with your loved ones
  • Read
  • Enjoy movies and listen to music

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Focus on the art of being

When we are in being mode, we are more aware of senses and emotions, as well as thoughts. When we pay attention to qualities and inner states, we:

  • Pa...

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Stefan Zweig
"People and events don’t disappoint us, our models of reality do. It is my model of reality that determines my happiness or disappointments."

Stefan Zweig

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Change your inner world

When we change how we think, the world alters with us.
Inner harmony gives us clearer thinking and intellectual rigor.

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Understand flow

For flow to happen, we need:

  • Intrinsic motivation and goals
  • Feedback
  • A good and balanced mix of challenge, skills and confidence.

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Reduce the stress of clutter

  • Apply constraints and stick to them: to tabs open in your browser, notebooks, magazines etc.
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Find places that inspire you

You might not be in a position to choose your workspace, but there are quick fixes: look for a spot with natural light from a window or skylight, take a walk outside when you feel stuck, or simply explore a new location. 

A new environment can quite literally lead to new ideas.

Task association

It's when your brain knows that when you’re in a certain place, you’re taking a certain action.

Take advantage of the way different locations affect you. Our brains love habits, and if we can associate certain qualities with different places, it can help us get into a better working flow. 

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Morning pages

Morning pages are 3 pages that record stream of consciousness thoughts, to help you untangle your mind.

The process is simple: you just have to sit down in the morning with paper and pen a...

Prime your brain the night before

  • Identify your most challenging assignment
  • Get through the tough assignment. Start working on the project at the end of the workday. But don't finish.
  • Sleep. Let the brain do his thing.
  • Wake up and dump your thoughts onto paper.

Stick to it

Writing morning pages is supposed to be simple.

To make sure you stick to your writing ritual, wake up and don’t do anything else. Grab a notebook and write the pages.

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Decisions Using Our Instinct

Decisions Using Our Instinct

Business leaders often make important decisions that defy any logical analysis. This process may be termed as a gut instinct, a hunch, or an inner voice.

Our emotions and feelings may b...

Patterns In Randomness

Our gut instinct or intuition can come in many forms, like detecting patterns in places where other people only see randomness or having a sudden flash of brilliance which goes against the grain but feels right.

Gathering enough data to make a rational decision also takes up a lot of time, and in today's fast-paced world, by the time one procures all data, the decision becomes antiquated.

Subconscious And Conscious Brain

Our subconsious mind continuously processes information, even when we sleep, which our conscious mind finally learns or infers, lighting a bulb inside us.

We know the gut feeling is true because our 'right brain'(intuition and emotion-based) already knew the revelation that our left brain (logic and consciousness-based) now has come to know.

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