How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Write With Proper Self-Care

How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Write With Proper Self-Care

How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Write With Proper Self-Care Recently, I wrote an article about the importance of self-care. We need to take care of ourselves so we can stay on track. Today, I wanted to take it a step further and talk about how to stay focused with proper self-care. When you begin to pay attention to your needs, physical and emotional, you'll start to see what types of things help to keep you focused. For me, if I don't work on certain things every day, I get frustrated or irritated. If I don't get my daily dose of reading in, I feel like the whole day has been wasted or at least unproductive. So, the first step is making a list of things that you need. We know that keeping ourselves hydrated has many benefits, not just for our physical health but also for our mental health. When we feel healthy, we're more likely to feel energized. And that energy is...
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How to Get Back On Track & Start Making Daily Progress With Your Writing

How to Get Back On Track & Start Making Daily Progress With Your Writing

How to Get Back On Track & Start Making Daily Progress With Your Writing How often do you get off track? Does it happen a lot? Do you need help making daily progress with your writing? Staying focused on our writing goals and sticking to our schedules can take a little work. And sometimes we need some tools to help us along the way. So, what are some things that will help you stay focused on your goals? Discipline First, there's discipline, the arch nemesis of procrastination. When we say we're going to do something, we need to stick with it – that's discipline. When we say we're going to sit in the chair until we've written 1,700 words, we must do it, no matter how painful it is. Roadmap But sometimes no amount of discipline can scrounge up enough words for us to meet our goal. If we don't have it in us, we're going to have a hard time. That's where pre-plotting comes in. If...
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How to Get One’s Mind Right to Start Getting Better Not Bitter

How to Get One’s Mind Right to Start Getting Better Not Bitter

How to Get One's Mind Right to Start Getting Better Not Bitter One of the quotes I shared on Facebook this week was this: "You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you." Josh Shipp This quote spurred a question from a friend of mine and it got my wheels turning. So, I got to thinking, how can this quote be aligned with the concept of getting one's mind right? Most of the time when I think about this concept, I think about getting right with God, because I believe that is a necessary starting point. Refusing to acknowledge God as my refuge kept me searching for things that could never give me the peace, happiness, and contentment I was after. It wasn't until...
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