By: Jackie (Write to Done)
Have you ever lost the motivation to write?
You know what that feels like—projects wait to get started, they stall, or they go unfinished.
Your head is filled with a fog, instead of the lightness of inspired ideas.
I’ve been there.
At times, I feel excited and in the flow — fingers dancing over the keyboard. At others, sitting down to write is heavy and challenging.
But losing your motivation doesn’t mean you have to lose heart.
Losing our motivation is part of the larger creative process. We wouldn’t have the bursts of inspiration and productivity without the difficult creative dips.
When we lose our creative steam, not only does our writing come to a crawl, but we also start feeling low about ourselves.
For example, when you aren’t writing, the feeling that you should be working nags at the back of your mind. This tension creates further stagnation and deepens the creative funk.
This can be particularly hard when you have a deadline, a goal, or a practice you are trying to maintain. In these situations, wouldn’t it be great to keep learning to write, even minus the motivation muscle?
Here are five tips to help you take charge of your writing till you get your motivation back.
These strategies will recharge your creative batteries and help you jump back into the work you were initially excited to do.
1. Honor the Rest Period
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