Self care for writers may not be a sexy topic as we prefer to think of ourselves as artistes slogging away in dank rooms lit by smouldering candles. Romantic as that may seem, if you’re healthy and have a balanced approach to your writing, you are more likely to have financial success.
Paying heed to your emotional and physical well-being is important for staying creative, healthy, focused and alert! Mindfulness, stretches, workouts, massage, self-care, meditations and healthy eating all play a part. This site gives you tips on how to combat depression, anxiety, exhaustion, and/or stress.
The secret to success is simple: Living a natural, holistic life, making sure our wheel is balanced. The World of Wellness and Writing champions the concept of “Personal Wellness”, offering illustrations, explanations and courses to open up opportunities for writers to push through boundaries, feel better about themselves and be rid of the struggles.
WELLNESS BEFORE WRITING
Most websites addressing the concept of wellness in association with writing, usually refer to writing as a method for improve your personal wellbeing. Writing is often used as a cathartic method for releasing inner emotions, negativity and memories stored at a cellular level. This website however turns this process on its head. We are looking at how wellness can help the writer .
If you are physically uncomfortable or unwell this will be a hindrance to your performance as a writer. Most writers suffer from poor posture as we hunch over when we are engrossed din our writing. And when we get into the “flow” we can hold this position for hours without noticing. Take some easy steps to counteract this pain and potentially harmful writer’s habit.
Self care practices for writers bring balance to the choppy seas of a writer’s life. Learn to cultivate a life that supports your writing! By putting Wellness before Writing and you will perform better.
RELEASE YOUR INNER WARRIOR
That is why we advocate “stepping out of your body and onto the page”.
If you feel good about yourself and are working with all your engines fixing at 100%, it is amazing what results and work you can produce.
Simple tricks like eating healthily, getting enough sleep and having the right environment can improve your writing no end. The same also applies to freelance workers of all kinds. I offer tips and routines her to help you become more energised, organised and productive.
I BELIEVE IN WORKING SMARTER NOT HARDER.
Only do what you need or want to. Ditch the rest. There really isn’t any more to it than that unless you are looking to make your life complicated. here are some tips to help you plan.
Don’t forget your local community
In order to sustain my personal wellness I noticed that I also needed to have the right “community wellness” around me as well. By that I mean the right surroundings, support and stimulus. I am fortunate to live in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate in the north of England. Here everything is in balance, the architecture an open green spaces, the nightlife for the younger generation plus activities and communities for the older generation. We have a proactive local council who promote the physical and mental health of local residents whilst also providing a beautiful environment in which we live. This attitude is further supported by local business owners.
A town with a healing past and still developing business for the future. I’m very lucky indeed. What great assets does your town have to offer?
WHAT YOU NEED AS A WRITER
Some key ingredients to success as a writer
- Personal wellness – you’re probably familiar with this but our blog posts will keep you informed of effective methods and provide you with informative articles on improving your wellbeing, explaining concept of personal wellbeing. A lifestyle.
- The right surroundings from your home office, to your garden and town. Everything you see impacts on you. In a boxed dark room depressed, open spaces free to think.
- Changes, stimulus – mental and visual: theatre, conferences, meet-ups.
- Very active local community with its own Tribes and Book Clubs, Writing Circles, etc.
- Variety and routine
MACRO level – celebrate and use your town
MICRO level – promote and support your personal wellbeing
When your energy is flowing, your chakras are open and your brain is firing you will set your pages on fire.
Have a few freebie guides to self-help your way to this state of creativity and productivity. Guides on how to get organised the absolute key to any freelancer’s life, plus some help on getting published, retreats to stimulate your inner writing warrior and courses in Yogitivity that will change the way you live and write forever.
If you need to break free from bad habits, feel a little better about yourself and get focused, one of my own guides can help you with that. Remember self care and personal development are your secret weapons to becoming a great writer.