Have you ever committed to doing something you loved, but once you’ve done it for a while you’re uninterested? Although you still have a heart to pursue your passions, you may find yourself in a slump when it comes to enjoying it. As you try to partake in the activity you get bogged down and suddenly have ideas to do something else. Huh? I thought you loved doing this though? If you’re like me then you’ve started to panic, just a little.
I love writing and made the decision to use my writing as my income. I initially was excited to begin a new career, but I recently started to feel a lot less enthusiastic about it. Then I started to stress because of my writing slump. I realized I didn’t have the motivation needed to write even though I was on my computer daily. One day I figured out what to do.
Here are 3 ways to get your writing passion back.
Change Your Workstation
I decided to make sure the area that I do most of my work in was comfortable. I purchased a new chair that had a mesh backing and super comfortable bottom. I also bought a new mouse and traditional keyboard so that I didn’t have to use my laptop. Then I elevated my main monitor to eye level. This prevented me from having to look down at a screen which was damaging to my neck and shoulders.
Clean Your Room
Next, I cleaned my room. A clean room helped me to focus on writing because it helped to clear my mind. I guess a clean room equals a clean mind. Before I cleaned it, I never realized that the clutter in my room contributed to the clutter in my head. It only makes sense that the organization of my room contributes to the coordination of thoughts in my head. I also noticed that I breathe better – but that’s probably because I cleaned up some smelly stuff in the room. However, I will remind myself to clean my room weekly.
Exercise Your Wrists
My final step to getting out of my writing slump was doing exercises for my arms and wrists. My hands were getting sore with every minute of typing when I was in a slump. To solve this problem, I found some good exercises that worked out and stretched the muscles in my wrists, hands, and shoulders. When you’re a writer, they tend to get stiff and sore when typing and sitting.
I hope the things that helped me get my passion for writing back will help you do the same. Even if it’s not writing that you love, some of these things will help you too. If you’ve ever been in a slump, tell me what you did to change your life and increase motivation.
Here are the exercises I’ve done for my wrist and hands.
These are the exercises I do for my shoulder: