One of the most difficult things to do as a writer, is to unplug and allow your brain to rejuvenate and stop spinning.
What do you do, for you? Do you exercise regularly? How’s your sleep? And what about nutrition? Do you get any?
How do you care and nurture your creative side?
One thing that I have issues with is screen time. I get to a point where my eyes burn, or get so tired, I need to close them.
Does that happen to you?
I’ve added the blue-light savings specs to my desk necessities, but they don’t always work.
Then there’s the creative brain…
At night, and in the very early morning, I’m able to meditate to the point of deep relaxation. Sometimes I’ll have a chat with my characters and other times just hang out and let the calm engulf me.
I think one of my non-existent New Year’s resolutions for 2023, was to learn how to meditate and calm my thoughts.
I know, I know… I actually laughed as I finished typing that particular sentence.
I’m thinking like, yeah sure… me, and my twisted writer brain, relax? Now there’s an oxymoron if I’ve heard one.
We, as writers, spend a lot of time in our heads going over words, spinning characters, and dreaming of original content.
But as I get more and more involved in a project, the calm is more difficult to achieve.
Meditation doesn’t come. The twisted writer brain twists a little tighter until it feels ready to snap.
Right now I’m at a place of distraction and fatigue.
As many of you know, I’m also the co-director of the Wine Country Writers’ Festival and this is a huge job. We just opened registration, which means I can step back and take a bit of a breather.
It’s so easy to let the work of writing, overtake life. It so important to find that balance and would appreciate any and all tips you have.
Thanks for listening. I feel like I just had a bit of a whine-fest… I see some sleep in my future.
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