It’s not easy staying positive as a writer, especially when the world keeps rejecting your work.
But positivity is a beautiful thing. Here’s to keeping your optimism alive and well.
- Celebrate small wins. You came up with an idea? You wrote one sentence? You edited a paragraph? Celebrate that. It’s easy to overlook all the little things in life. You may feel like you aren’t making progress, but if you’re putting in the work every day, life will fall into place. Besides, small wins add up to big victories over time.
- Look back. Remember all you’ve achieved.
- Look forward. Think about the things you can accomplish.
- Treat yourself. You deserve it. Play. How fun. Do other activities.
- Be aware of your thoughts and feelings. Humans tend to focus on the negatives. Say positive affirmations. Whatever they may be.
- Filter out the noise. There’s a lot of sounds or voices around at any given time. You don’t have to listen to all of it.
- Use social media in moderation. Spending all day on Facebook isn’t that productive and probably won’t leave you feeling too proud.
- Exercise often. Endorphins are a wonderful thing.
- Choose what you read carefully. Reading is amazing. But the media you consume can have an impact on your own emotions.
- Go for a walk outside. Soak up the sun’s rays. Vitamin D is good for your health.
- Write for yourself. Create what you want. Tell the stories you need to tell. You’re different and unique. You aren’t anyone else, so don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.