Time away from the writing task can help. Here are some ways that a writer can refuel so that she again has words to share on the page.
Time with God
Spending time in prayer or in reading the Bible is a great way to recharge. What better way to fill up on creativity and ideas than spending time with the Creator? Time with God is a wonderful way to begin or end the day. It is also a wonderful well to seek during the dry seasons of the day.
Time with FamilySpend time with those you love. They make you happy. They challenge your thinking. They draw you away from your obsession with words on paper and into face-to-face engagement. Time with family is a wonderful way to return to writing with renewed focus and enthusiasm.
Time with NatureTime with nature can be calming and renewing. Maybe you like to walk through the forest or along the beach. Maybe you are the gardener who loves to plant, prune, and water. Seeking nature can help you, the writer, see things differently when you return to the keyboard.
Time with CreativityTime to create is important. Sure. Writing is without a doubt creating, but what about painting, sewing, and cooking to name a few? These creative outlets can benefit not only your writing, but also those around you.
Time with NothingnessSometimes you need to do just nothing. Sleeping or just chilling can help your brain with a much needed break. No one can give, give, give or write, write, write without stop. Allow yourself the opportunity to do nothing and return to your writing after that much needed rest.
I shared a few more ideas here.
What did I forget? How else can a writer refuel?
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