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Creative Flow


Writers, Poets, Wordsmiths, Readers, Thinkers and Doers... it's been a minute. I hope you are well.


Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines, the fragile state of the world and mentally exhausted?


Here are ten straightforward ideas on how to snap back into boss mode for your creative projects.


1. Take a break: Step away from your desk for a day or a weekend. Take a walk, go for a run, or do something unrelated to writing. This can help clear your mind and give you a fresh perspective.



2. Change the room you usually work in. If you're feeling really stuck, try working in a different location in your city. Go to a coffee shop, a park with picnic tables and shade, or a library with cozy cubicles and decent WIFI, if you’re doing research. A change of scenery can be a fantastic way to stimulate your creativity.


3. Freewrite: Set a timer for fifteen minutes and just write. Don't worry about grammar or spelling, just let your thoughts flow. Being a little wild can help you break through any mental blocks you may be experiencing.


4. Brainstorm by yourself or with a friend: Create a list of ideas or topics that you could write about. This can help jumpstart your creative process and give you fresh inspiration.

5. Read books, articles, or blogs related to your topic. This can help you gain new insights and perspectives, and may inspire new ideas. Write them down and keep them in a file.


6. Exercise offline or outside for an hour: Physical activity can help reduce stress and clear your mind, making it easier to focus on your writing.

7. Break your writing task into smaller, more manageable goals using word count, or pages. Write down your progress in a day planner and watch your project grow. A daily goal reset can help you feel a sense of accomplishment when you need it the most.


8. Write at your best time of day: Some people are morning writers, while others work better in the evening. Pay attention to when you feel the most productive and try to schedule your writing during that time.

9. Work with a writing partner, coach or find a supportive writing group, (as in a safe space, offering critical feedback with written or verbal examples.) This can help you understand your project from a reader’s POV, and help build community.


10. Practice self-care: Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, drinking water, eating the cleanest food you can afford, and practicing mindfulness, journaling or meditation. A healthy body and mind can help you be more productive and creative. Sorry to say, I imagine Hunter S. Thompson is nodding his head in agreement right now, the Hollywood trope of the boozy, high as-a-kite novelist is so 1975. Treating yourself with a spa day away or at home will also do wonders for how you look and feel after the drudge of editing a long manuscript.


These are just a few things I've tried that help me write consistently and sustain my well-being so I can keep writing until I sail off to Valhalla.


If any of these things work for you or you have a great idea to share, please add a comment and share this blogpost with a friend. I always appreciate new subscribers and am grateful to the Literati for your loyalty and friendship.


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Take care out there, feel free to reach out to ask questions. Don't forget to let me know how you are. Until next time, find your Peace, Love, Hustle and then Read or Write. -Bibiana


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jeanemader
14. Apr. 2023

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My sister gave me a card set- each week there is a different way to be creative. This week’s was- “using your age, write down that many things you love about yourself.” Ok, that would be a way too long list for me…but one of your literati might find it helpful.

So happy to get caught up on your news! Congrats and keep being you!

love you!

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uberhappy
14. Apr. 2023
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That’s so cool! I think that would be a great exercise for self-care day. Thank you so much for reading and connecting. 💓Love you too my friend! 🚗☀️🐝🍃 Have a fabulous weekend!

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welfonder
14. Apr. 2023

Always enjoy anything you write, sweet friend. This post was just what I currently needed. Thanks!

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uberhappy
14. Apr. 2023
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That‘s so great to hear! Thank you so much for reading! 😍🐝 Enjoy the weekend and let me know how the writing went after super-play-fun-time. 🍃🍃🍃☀️

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Veronica Cline Barton
14. Apr. 2023

Awesome post, Bibiana and great ideas to keep fresh in the mind and spirit! For me, the travel is the best inspiration. Can't wait to read Quantum C! Happy weekend! 💖👑

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uberhappy
14. Apr. 2023
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Thank you so much Veronica! I hope it helps anyone who’s struggling with their creativity. Three cheers for travel inspo! I’m in!🥂 Totally appreciate your friendship and support! Have a fabulous weekend!

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