Tag: calm

Balancing Act

Advice January 10, 2014


Happy New Year C&C readers! December was an eventful month for your dear Cupcakes. I lost friends to eternal rest, completed steps toward a future desired, and found a special someone to breath my breaths with. All in all, an emotional roller coaster. Without going into detail, I’ve been pretty physically, mentally, and spiritually overwhelmed. To remain sane I had to keep one word in mind “balance.” I found balance in mentally stimulating conversation, laughter, meditation, and knowledge. Find what helps give you balance in this new year hone in on it and practice it as often as possible.


Writers Should Digest

Advice July 17, 2011

I’m working on the results and discussion sections of my dissertation, ugh…school!  But I have hit major writers block on the other 5 articles I’m working on.  That got me thinking about cures for writters block-I mean I can’t be the only one…

Calm: One creativity killer is anxiety.  When you start thinking that you’ll never write anything good enough, what will your editor think? or will my readers even like this…STOP!  No I mean it, literally picture a large stop sign in your mind reading STOP.  Take a step away, almost watch yourself work, figure out why you’re even writing in the first place.

Distract: Take some time to get away from the writers block frustration.  Make a tasty meal or go on a quick jog…anything that will help put your mind in another place.  Showers and pedicures often work for me oh and of course writing this post.

Kindness: Be nice to yourself.  There is never any reason to berate yourself.  I tell people to talk to themselves like they would a small child.  You wouldn’t tell a child “you’re so stupid,” “you can’t write at all,” “You’ll never fisish this.”

Inspiration: Find something that inspires you, a location, a person, a color, or a song.  Just allow it to take you over completely.

I hope this was helpful back to my writing UGH!!!