Tag: Mental health

11 easy ways to become a healthier writer

11 Easy Ways to Become a Healthier Writer

One of the hardest parts of being a writer is being a healthy one. From sedentariness to solitude to stress, the creative life is filled with unseen workplace hazards. Here are some ways to become a healthier writer a few minutes at a time… 1. Incorporate movement in 5-minute bursts Instead of aiming for some…
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How to Get More Light This Winter: 5 Fast Tips

What do you do to get more light throughout the day winter? Here are 5 Fast Tips that help me…

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Writing with Depression MIDDLESODE (Ep 023)

https://media.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/p/content.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/WoW_023_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSDespite being relatively depression savvy in other areas of my life, it’s taken me a while to recognize the unique ways depression affects my writing. In this week’s middlesode, I share my experience of being a writer who struggles with depression. If that’s you, too, I hope you’ll…
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Writing with Depression: A New Series on This Blog

One of the major themes of this blog and the Writing on Wednesday Podcast is the pursuit of a happy, healthier (writing) life. If I’m honest, a sizable personal challenge on that front is depression–not the severe, debilitating kind, thank God, but the kind that creeps up imperceptibly, gradually making a balanced, energizing sense of…
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10 Ways to Stay Sane When Finishing a Book (Ep 017)

https://media.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/p/content.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/017_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSHow do you stay sane and keep a sense of balance when heading into dangerous deadline territory? In this episode we talk about ten strategies that have helped us over the years, including fried kalamari. Because Greeks.   Here’s a summary of the ten strategies to stay sane…
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Headspace for Writers: Mindfulness and Creativity (Middlesode)

How the Headspace app can help writers battle the restless energy of creativity.

Boundaries for Writers: What are they and why are they important?

I will never forget that week. After a speaking engagement that had been draining in every possible way, all I wanted to do was catch a quick flight home and lay in bed for weeks. Instead, I sat through a 13-hour layover in a city only 2 hours away from where I lived, and then…
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5 Boundaries Every Writer Should Have (Ep 009)

We know boundaries are important, but what do they mean for writers?

3 Strategies for Healthier Writing

3 strategies for a healthier writing life.

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Making Mental Space for Writing (Ep 003)

http://media.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/p/content.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/003_EDITED_with_Cuts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSYou need mental space. So how can you shape your life to create more of it? Think about these five areas and how they can be a friend – or a foe – to your mental space: time, location, attention, emotion, and other creative projects. Resources we mention…
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