When I’m not writing, you’ll find me outdoors exploring the beach. My way of ‘de-stressing’ or ‘clearing my mind’ is by taking a walk on the beach. It aligns my mind, body, and soul, allowing me to get a clear perspective when I return to my laptop and write. If I’m having a writer’s block or can’t make a sentence or idea work… as long as I break-free for even a half-hour, I can return and successfully align my thoughts.
All writers have their own secrets of how they readjust their thoughts or trigger a creative surge. Mine is always taking a walk outdoors or going to the beach. There is something about fresh (or salt) air that makes me feel free. I admit there are times when I don’t want to take a walk. I get so focused, it’s easier to just keep sitting and writing. However, I have found that when I take a break it and come back, writing is so much easier. AND taking a break allows my mind to see my words in a new perspective.
What’s your secret to clearing your mind? Do you watch TV, read a book on another topic, workout, or have a snack. Write in and tell me! I love to hear from all of you. P.S. you can see more of this photo on my INSTA!