Evening Guild Rats,
Today’s Guest post comes from Author R.S Williams.
Fun Rewards to Use as Writing Motivation
All writers and authors struggle with finding the motivation to write. Because of lack of motivation, some novelists and writers work on their manuscripts for years. Typically what happens during such low moments is that you end up writing less frequently, which can mess up with your livelihood.
The trick to keep writing fruitfully is never to stop in the first place because successful writing takes commitment and self-discipline. However, more than anything, it also requires the passion and the desire to do it. If you are struggling with finding your motivation, here are fun rewards to use as writing motivation:
Set up a date with yourself
Your writing schedule may be jam-packed, but it is important to find ways to treat yourself. It could be something as simple as going to see a movie by yourself or treating yourself to a manicure and pedicure. You owe yourself some meaningful time alone to spark up your creativity.
If you have exclusively been working on your book or novel for a while, take the day off and do nothing. Even if you take the entire day just sleeping, just ensure that you schedule all your favorite hobbies or anything that can make it easy for you to relax. An entire day doing nothing can be one of the best gifts that you can give yourself.
Enjoy a hot bath
Try and plan a time every week that you can enjoy a nice, long bath. Taking a bath can refresh and relax you, making it easier for you to return to your writing. If you can, take a nap or go to bed immediately after the bath for a good night’s rest.
Release some endorphins
This one might not necessarily work if you are not a fan of exercise, but if you are, working out is one of the best stress relievers there is. Head out to the gym or go for a run: just make certain that you select a physical activity that you enjoy.
Pull out your cookbook or look up that online blog recipe that you have wanted to try. You do not have to pull off something complicated- you can bake something as simple as cookies using store bought cookie dough.
Not only will it distract you from your writing, but it will also guarantee that you have something to snack on later. If you are thinking of making a big dinner, why not invite a few friends over and make a night of it?
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Until next time… Keep out of trouble (if you can)