Writers need self-care (of course), but we look for different forms of pampering. We need to relax without losing the creative edge of our brains. And musicals are the perfect way to do so! Especially because they delight and engage all of our senses at once.
At some point, every writer hits a wall. Doubt, uncertainty, even depression come calling. And you need a reliable source of positivity to pick you back up. I've found note cards are the easiest way to keep me going.
All work and no play turns writers into robots - and not in a good way. You need to get out and have some fun now and then. You also need to network with other people of a like mind. So why not combine the two and find a convention that appeals to the secret fandoms (or not-so-secret fandoms) of your brilliant mind? Cons are the perfect way to recharge that writing brain of yours.
As a writer (reader), you're spoiled for choice when you hit the book store or library. And each time you visit you NEED to pick something unrelated to work. That keeps your brain healthy. And if you haven't wandered to the comics section, it's high time you started.
Not everyone's big on carrying around glaring signs of individuality. But you'd still like to break out of your shell and tuck pieces of yourself SOMEWHERE. When you feel overwhelmed by life, you need to find something to turn to to express your personal message. And Pins do the trick perfectly. Yes, pins - those little bits of colorful metal you can attach - well, anywhere.
Who doesn't love a break from work? (Okay, so plenty of workaholics abhor it) Even a day can rejuvenate your mind and body. Freelancers, in particular, need to step away from their assignments, breathe, and remember what the outside world looks like. Or, you know, decide to go stark raving mad.
Everyone sets up their work space their way. There's nothing wrong with that. You need a spot that generates the creative juices. For me, that means stickers that speak to my personality and add punches of fun to the technology surrounding me. Because life's way too short for a bunch of black boxes.
Sure, living in your imagination sounds great. And - most of the time - it IS. But there are downsides to bouncing around in made-up scenarios. And one of them is when your doubts and insecurities gang up on you. You need to learn how to stand up to them. Who knew something as simple as a line in a movie could provide the answer?
Quarantine led to a boom in the home improvement realm. After all, everyone's spent PLENTY of time at home. And there's only so much television you can binge-watch. Most people consider working on their house an annoyance. But me? It's therapeutic.
I hate the phrase, "Act like an adult." Adults are boring, stuffy, and annoying. I prefer that people act like themselves. And it that means collecting toys or stuffed animals - so be it.