Welcome to today’s Monday Marketing and #3QuickTips. These tips are about looking after yourself as a writer.
1. If you work in a distracting environment, like an open plan office, you might need to work out a few strategies to be able to concentrate enough to get some work done. A good idea is to make some mental distance and create a detached view of your working space. This technique is known as self-distancing and helps you to focus on the work in front of you and not the irritation of any distractions around you.
2. Know when you’re done. Once you have planned, written, rewritten, edited and polished your work, be mindful of pondering. At some point you have to stop over analysing and just go with it. Be thoroughly prepared, but objective. Don’t miss out on moving forward because you can’t finish the last project.
3. Take care of your body and mind. As writers, we often forget time and space and days can whizz by without us remembering to look up from a manuscript. You will be much more alert if you take regular breaks and eat and exercise properly. It gets your blood flowing and wakes up your mind.
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8 thoughts on “Monday Marketing. #3QuickTips”
I’ve been guilty of numbers 2 and 3 more times than I can count, LOL!
Thanks for these timely reminders, Lizzie!
You’re so welcome Mae! Thanks for stopping by.
Great tips! We MUST take care of our bodies, minds, and souls if we are to produce the quality of work we want.
Totally! If we exhaust ourselves, then we won’t be able to create anything.
Great tips, Lizzie! Thanks for sharing. I’m looking forward to joining CreativeBizHour today. It’s been a few weeks since I joined in, due to scheduling conflicts. See you there! 🙂
Thanks Natalie. See you at #CreativeBizHour 🙂
Good list… I am bad with number 3!
Me too. I really need to do more exercise than walking to make a cup of tea every ten minutes!