Although I love the extra hour of daylight in the evenings, the transition itself can be unsettling to the natural flow until the new rhythm settles. Once that has happened, the shift in perspective always opens up fresh ideas and creative opportunities.
A similar result can be gained from choosing voluntarily to change old habits or patterns of thought and behaviour which no longer serve you. And Spring is certainly an excellent time to refresh your commitment to your writing and all activities relating to your success as an author.
Habits can be hard and initially uncomfortable to break. However, it is always worth releasing the creative energy which becomes locked in a loop when you are entrenched in habitual routines. So here’s a tip to help you to just that:
- Alter your regular daily routine in one significant area which has an effect on the habit you are aiming to let go of.
For example, if you normally do your writing after you have finished a whole load of other tasks on your ‘to do’ list, try turning this around and do your writing first.
Repeat this approach for 21 days to reinforce your new rhythm … and then review the results. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you discover an improvement in the quality and the quantity of your writing, all from one simple, yet well-chosen change.
I’d love to hear about the changes you are choosing to make this Spring in support of your writing, so do add your comments below.
Enjoy the journey!
PS Talking of Spring and supporting your writing, we currently have a Spring Equinox Bonus Interview offer at the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers. So if you’d like to hear about the inside story of independent publishers with Hay House MD & Publisher Michelle Pilley, and learn what the challenges and opportunities facing authors today are from Society of Authors General Secretary Mark LeFanu, click here …