Stoking the creative fire every day does require grit and determination, but, to reach a higher, more sustainable level of productivity, writers must tap into something deeper.
Enchanting Marketing has posted a marvelous infographic that offers tips to upgrade efficiency and unleash a steady stream of ideas. Instead of just rolling out of bed and hoping for the best, the graphic recommends:
1. Remind yourself why you want to write, and rediscover the joy of writing. Writing should be fun, right? As the infographic states, “chores lead to procrastination,” so a mindset shift may be in order. Rather than viewing writing tasks as a laborious grind, try taking a more sanguine outlook. Consider the reasons behind what you’re doing, whether it’s to expand your business, earn a paycheck or express ideas.
Make a conscious effort to wring pleasure out of each paragraph, and be sure to muster an attitude of gratitude. Categorize writing as something you “get to do”—not “have to do.” As the infographic says: “When you choose to write, it becomes a joy.”