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How to Self-Motivate

There are days when writing has momentum and flow, and it feels like riding a speedy bike with nary a hill in sight. Many other days, of course, are the opposite, and that bike has a wobbly (or entirely flat) tire. Let’s delve into some surefire ways to get self-motivation zooming again.

 

Write first, scroll later.

Save a social-media scroll for after you’ve clocked in words on your project. Perusing social media first is like allowing radio static from several stations to rush in and brain-scramble at once. Writing takes a lot of focus and clarity to tune into thoughts, but if we’re filled to the brim with what everyone else is saying or doing, it’s profoundly challenging to have the space and concentration needed for our own work.

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Journaling as a Discovery Tool for Current Projects

As I write this blog, my little town is in the midst of a Nor’easter snowstorm. According to the forecast, there’ll be at least 15 to 20 inches (!) of accumulated precipitation by 7 am tomorrow. At...

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys

3 Tips for a New-Year, New-You Journal at Any Time of Year

We’ve just had a turn of the calendar page and a celebratory season with friends, colleagues, and family. For the first time, this year I purchased a set of plastic New Year glasses where the year...

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3 Tips for Creating a Fulfilling Writing Practice

As a writing teacher for the past twenty years, I sometimes marvel at the delightful ways I’ve seen my students grow and gain confidence as writers—of all ages (I’ve taught from middle-school-aged...

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