Whether you’re a new writer or have published multiple books or articles, simply continue reading to discover 5 handy lifestyle tips for writers, which will change your life and positively impact your career as a writer!
5 Lifestyle Tips for Writers:
Don’t be afraid to tailor your own routine
If you find that you’re unable to work productively in the mornings and often suffer from writer’s block, you may find that you work better in the afternoons or are a night owl who works best late at night. So don’t be afraid to set your own routine and to work, when you’re most productive. Otherwise, you’ll spend countless hours staring at your computer screen, without accomplishing much.
Make sure to work out on a regular basis
As a writer, you’ll spend the bulk of your working day sedentary, sitting at your desk, so it’s crucial to make sure that you find time each day to exercise. Some writers, swear that they’re far more productive if they complete a workout such as an early morning run or a gym session, first thing in the morning.
If you maintain a decent level of fitness, you’ll find that you have far more energy to write than you would if you led a sedentary lifestyle.
Don’t rely on caffeine to get you through your working day
While it’s perfectly fine to start your working day off with a hot cup of coffee, be careful not to rely on coffee or caffeinated drinks such as cola to fuel your writing sessions. Instead, make sure to keep your body hydrated and working efficiently by keeping a water bottle next to your next to your desk at all times.
Some water bottles feature lines which show you how much water you should drink, at each time of the day. Which is a godsend if you find it difficult to consume 8 glasses of water per day.
Treat yourself to regular vacations
Sometimes treating yourself to a well-deserved vacation will help you de-stress and get over your writer’s block. After all, sometimes all you need to kickstart a writing session is to be inspired by immersing yourself in a brand new destination.
It’s also well worth taking vacations such as a mini-break, where you store your laptop away and focus on enjoying the moment, instead of living your life with eyes glued to your laptop or a notebook. By observing the people who pass you by you may also find the inspiration you need, to complete your next writing project.
Join a local or online writers’ group
One way to remain inspired and motivated is to join a local writers’ group as hearing about your fellow writers’ ideas, may inspire your own work. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable feedback on your writing. If there isn’t a local writers group in your community, you may want to join an online writers group or forum, where you’ll find like-minded writers who are keen to chat with other writers.
So whether you’re looking to lead a healthy lifestyle or to inspire your next writing project, it’s well worth following the 5 invaluable tips listed above.