By Ellen Gwin
- Carry a Pocket Sized Notebook
Write while you’re in transportation or other small breaks
When you randomly get inspiration
To quickly jot down a phrase or observation to return to later
- Seek inspiration in supposedly mundane places
Routine: hair, driving, work
Art you see daily
Photos/videos on social media
- Let writing be relaxing
Heat up a some tea and take the time to write
Make a snack plate and eat while writing
Paint your toenails while you write
Go for a stroll and bring a small notepad
- Read in the morning and plan what you’ll write in your head throughout the day
Read prompts, definitions, about certain symbols, etc.
- Set aside 30 minutes just for writing right before an activity
Before a shower, bed, work, breakfast, etc.
- Mostly importantly, allow yourself to breathe
For some, writing daily is a great habit to get into but if it’s causing stress then it’s not the writing tactic for you! Always make sure your hobbies and passions are enjoyable.