3. Challenge Your Routines
Human beings like routine. We like breakfast at a certain hour and a certain kind of pastry with our certain Starbucks coffee drink.
As writers, we often prefer to have set writing times and patterns: writing in a certain room, using a certain pen, sitting down at a certain time.
Rituals and routines, however, can turn into ruts. What worked yesterday may not work today...or ever again. Remember Rule #1?
If you’re feeling stuck, you may well be stuck — in a pattern that isn’t working for you anymore.
Try new rhythms and routines. Break existing patterns.
Go for a walk, do yoga stretches, take a shower or do something else unrelated to writing or to your current project. Drive to a scenic spot and write in the car. Write in the morning instead of the afternoon, longhand instead of on the computer, in a cafe instead of at home.
Find the rhythm and routine that works for you today, and be open to changing it tomorrow.
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