BEING AN AUTHOR is probably one of the most creative tasks a person could do—I say one of because there are many creative tasks. As a fellow author, I know of the neglect we put on our bodies, novel deadlines come first, drafts come second, and ultimately we push the body to its limits. I bet, like many authors, you are up at all hours tweaking your novel, drinking mountains of caffeinated drinks to keep you going, this is all well and good in moderation, but this will soon catch up with you.
So, let’s put a stop to it. A restful author will be a successful author, keep that quote in mind because eventually with effort, it will become true. Now, before I give you any tips, I want to make one thing crystal clear. These methods may, or may not work. Everyone is different, I can’t guarantee a 100% success rate, solely the success will be from your own efforts, and not because of the advice given in this post. The reason I use the term “successful author” is because anyone can do it if they have the right mindset, doing this will mean you’re more focused, and you will have better chance of more success.
Firstly, introducing meditation will help focus and the clear the mind. Clearing the mind with meditation has proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. It’s very simple to do meditation. Choose a peaceful spot, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. You could also play calming music, this is one thing I do, and I find it helps. There is no time limit to meditation, just go with it, if you’re feeling peaceful, then just stop in your own time.
Secondly, a touch of yoga will help the mind and body. I can’t advise anyone on what you can do with yoga because it could lead to legal issues if all goes wrong. I would advise talking to someone who is well-trained in this area of expertise. Or, you could look it all up on Google, but you do this at your own risk. I don’t want anyone complaining at me if they end up twisted into a pretzel, it’s your own fault if you didn’t seek medical advice.
Third and final, a good healthy diet. Rich nourishment has proven to improve overall brain power, it helps you think clearly, and it will help your body. Getting the right nourishment levels can be troublesome, so again, my advice will be to seek help from someone who is trained in this area, don’t just do it on your own because it could cause more bad than good.
Anyhow, there’s my advice for this Monday blog. I am off now, this dizziness is still getting to me, but I’m hoping it’s just a heat problem—bring on winter that’s what I say, much cooler then.