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8 powerful ways to inspire your authentic writer within

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:

  • Pay more attention to the process than product
  • Feel calmer, less fearful and anxious
  • Feel more sense of control in the face of obstacles
  • Value fulfillment and meaningfulness over outcomes.

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8 powerful ways to inspire your authentic writer within

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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.

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
  • read and find intellectual stimulation
  • connect with others
  • do things that excite you and give life meaning
  • live your values.

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 also a writing exercise.

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
  • Move (be it dance, walk, cycling, etc.)
  • Cook and eat healthily
  • Daydream.
These activities will restore your energy and nurture you.

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:

  • Pay more attention to the process than product
  • Feel calmer, less fearful and anxious
  • Feel more sense of control in the face of obstacles
  • Value fulfillment and meaningfulness over outcomes.

Stefan Zweig

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."

Change your inner world

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

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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