Sometimes I need quiet time and space to motivate me to write and other times I need to surround myself with things to inspire my writing creativity. Whether it is music loud or soft in a room, or a quiet office space with nothing but a pen and notepad, there are times when I am more motivated than others to write.
Back in the day, (now, not that far back) it was easy - less distractions, no social media, no reality TV, and no squirrel chasing. You are probably saying "squirrel chasing"? Yes, anything shiny or new that goes by is like chasing a squirrel and we just have to have it. I am trying to get better and stay focused. Ah - focused, there it is...remaining focused. But, how do you stay motivated?
Here are 5 things I use to stay motivated on my writing journey which helps me in every day life:
Write about the things which inspire you. We are good at things we love, right? Why not write about them.
Connect with others on your same journey and start an accountability or writing group. This is the best way to bounce writing ideas around and gain clarity on writing topics.
Not sure about starting a writing group on your own? Join an existing writing group which resonates with you. Social media is a great place to find those connections.
Join a writing or blog challenge. On social media, use the hashtag #writingchallenge and you will find dozens of writing challenges and this is a great way to build your content.
Write in your journal like you are talking to a friend and whatever comes to your mind. It doesn't have to be perfect. A word or phrase can build your best masterpiece.