1. Create A Healthy Balance in Your Creative Life
Don’t be the tortured artist. Give yourself a healthy balance in your creative life and your personal life. At times, you may need to take a break from writing, get some fresh air, or focus on revitalizing the body, mind and soul. These healthy habits will help you strike a healthy balance so you can stop that future meltdown in its tracks. This is far better than building up pressure and stress until you reach your breaking point. This year, let’s be kinder to ourselves!
2. Set Up A Community
You are a seasoned writer or a beginner in the field, never underestimate the power of community. This could be a few known and trusted writers, an online group, or even a smaller writers’ club in your vicinity. Find a safe space where you can enjoy discussing your craft with like-minded individuals. Writing is more of a solitary activity, so it is good to go out and stretch your legs. It will surely help you reinvent yourself as a writer but you will also love the additional support and encouragement you receive.
3. Don’t Wait to Start!
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on,” says Louis L’Amour. Don’t wait this year; procrastination is the greatest enemy of productivity. Once you have gained clarity and have an idea of what goal you hope to achieve this year, why delay your journey? Start writing even a few sentences a day to get started. Give yourself permission to make mistakes. You do not have to write exceptionally well on the go-get. Focus on just writing for now.
So, now you know how to reinvent yourself. The 7 steps we have outlined above should help you progress in your journey of reinventing yourself. Just remember, like all things, progress takes time. Do not stop midway and stay committed to your journey so you can see legitimate results!