Stay Motivated

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I thought of writing about something different from what I have been writing before. But it’s directly related to writing as well.

Motivation is something everyone is aware of, and it’s a popular topic when it comes to speaking about positive-thinking and self-building. Let’s see some benefits of giving it a priority in your life and how that affects one’s writing career. Mind you that it’s not only about writing, and you can apply to anything else as well.

Now that everyone advises you to get yourself motivated, how many of them really tells you the method for it? Well, it’s easy to give advises, but they have to be practical and should make sense in the first place.

Here are some things you can do to get yourself motivated for writing. (At least that’s what I do, and it’s really working … )

Read

Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. – Yes, I believe that’s the starting point for writing. If you can’t entertain yourself by reading, you can’t expect the others to enjoy reading what you write. First, fall in love with reading. Believe it or not, with the invent of technology and other electronic media, a lot of people opt to watch and listen than reading. And don’t consider that as a negative thing. Just keep on reading and make it a habit, so it will provide you the necessary environment to start writing.

Watch

Well, I just mentioned about it as a negative thing, right? Yes, but that’s only if you don’t use it effectively. One of the best things you can do to motivate yourself is to watch documentaries of successful people. There are shorter clips available in youtube now, and subscribe to several channels where you find decent information.

Interact with people

Whatever you write, they are going to get related to people at the end. So, just be with them first and listen to what they like to read, and their opinions about some facts. Accept the fact that many of them have a different definition on something than you. And analyze what they see as well. When you write, mention those points, too, and that’ll start a discussion where you can get more readers for your writing.

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Treat yourself

Life is a battle and you need to hustle everyday toward your goal. Your heart and brain work continuously to give you what you want. So, isn’t it a bad idea to treat for their effort as well? Choose many methods of treating and change it time to time. Have shorter goals and once you achieved those, do something you really love, and that can be going out to a fine dinner, or watching your favorite movie, or spending a weekend in a fabulous holiday destination etc, – and it’s absolutely alright to do it all by yourself.

Share your experience

This is vital. Share what you learn with others. A lot of people are out there who seek stories like yours, which you already do by reading and watching about them. Put up a blog or may be even a vlog if you like, and tell small advises for the others which you learned by yourself. Those little things eventually will add up to create a loyal and dependable customer base around you. Listen to their responses and interact with them.

Once you try out those tips, you will realize how happy you are and most importantly with what you do. You’ll also realize some other ways of doing things and the feeling of making your life worth living.

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Meditation or Exercise?

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Have you ever had a need to do either of them? Whether you are a teenager or an adult, I bet you would have done either of them at any part of your life. And it’s quite obvious, that we as humans, have to go through them in various occasions of our lives.

So, what do you prefer most? And why?

The answer may depend on one person to the other, for sure. First let’s take meditation. Now a days meditation is mostly taught in Yoga programs and that is used to calm ourselves down. There is nothing wrong with that. Even if “Meditation” has quite a number of flavors, people have opted to use it for the benefit of their lives, to minimize the stress, clear their minds and get themselves ready for new challenges.

Meditation has a strong history, going back to thousands of years. It’s also taught as a major part of Buddhism and that is one of the reasons of that becoming popular all around the world now. So, have you ever meditated before?

For those who haven’t done it, should try it as soon as possible as that will help you to understand the remarkable feeling after meditating. There are people who practice that as a part of their daily routines and I hope it’s not wrong to say that it’s quite addictive, if you do it right.

Start with five minutes a day, and increase the frequency daily. Isolate yourself before starting the session and you can use a soundtrack, especially designed for meditating to calm your mind down. I recommend that to the first-timers, as that will help you immensely to stick with the process.

Look at this article and read how meditation can help you if you are a writer. And it’s not only beneficial for writers, as it’s helpful to almost anyone.

So, can we compare meditating with exercising?

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They are two different things you can practice, which give you two different outputs. If you want to maintain a balanced life, you got to have a healthy body as well as a mind. So, I hope you are now getting the idea here. Meditation takes care of our brain, where as the exercises would take care of our physical bodies.

Can you understand the importance of practicing both, now? Look back at your daily schedule, and try to find time for both. If you prefer doing exercises in the morning, then you most probably will be able to find some time in the evening for meditating, maybe before going to bed. Researches show that if you meditate before the bed, you will have a sound sleep and that will help you to start the next day afresh. Well, right after hearing that I thought to give it a try. And it took only a couple of days for me to understand how true it was. Now, that’s just a part of my daily routine. And the results are absolutely mind-blowing. I can start the day with a clear mind and feel like I’m enjoying the feeling of spending the day even more. And obviously, my output is also better with much more creativity added into it.

Try these two valuable practices from today onward. Balance your life by focusing both on your physical and mental health.