Create a Motivating Space

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Place

Many writers have defined their writing based on the location where the writing process occurred.  Authors live in a world that involves the blending of the critical and the imaginative aspects of life to the extent that they subconsciously get wired with other external stimuli that directly influence their functionality. Stimuli could include music or even bird chirps. There are examples of writers who did their work in specific environments, for example, Robert Graves worked best in a room that only had hand-made objects, and Ben Franklin worked best in his bathtub while Marcel Proust wrote in bed.

The idea of place is introduced as a means of showing the writer the importance of surroundings that boost creativity and spur imagination. The place where the writer pens his or her work determines the speed and the presentation of the work. It is important that every writer defines his place of writing based on personal preferences. When one writes in an environment of their choosing, they are likely to be comfortable and as such work more efficiently. There are authors who work best with background noises while there are those who work in isolated environments. Every writer must have their place of writing so as to help in improving their speed and concentration.

The place where you do your writing tasks can affect how you write and how often you do it. The freelancer needs to stay in a place where we are comfortable, a place that is our own, without pressure and distractions. Remember that writing is an art, having a crowded overflowing desk at the office might make the Boss think you are a hard worker. But its not conducive to inspiration and fresh ideals.

Think of writing in a clean, fragrant, and highly-organized space. You sit on a chair and work on a desk that is clutter-free with a calming atmosphere free of chaos and noise. Isn’t that inviting and inspiring?

Now, if your writing space is not that type, don’t fret. Here are tips to help you.

De-clutter

This will help you create an inspiring space to write, which can lead to greater productivity. But this doesn’t only pertain to removing all that clutter on your desk, you must first clear your mind. Finish all your routines before going inside your writing space and then start removing distractions. Having an organized and clutter free working environment freshens up your mind, ignites motivation, brings inspiration, and allows you to welcome new thoughts and opportunities in your work.

Repair

Seeing a broken thing can be frustrating. It can be distracting to some and a cause of worry to others. So whenever you see something broken in your work space, go ahead and have someone fix it immediately. Or, if it will take a long time to repair, just remove it out of your writing space.

Post

Posting reminders of why you are writing can be a very effective tool to motivate you each day. Are you doing it for a living to support your family? If yes, it might help if you put a picture of your family on your desk. Are you doing it to support your education? Then go ahead and exhibit graduation scenes. Are you doing it to become a known author? Put his or her picture on the wall too. Aside from posting photos, you can also paste inspirational quotes.

Position

Position your working space in an area where you feel most empowered. You should be able to see your door from where you sit, but it should not be facing you directly. If you’re able to look at it by turning your head, then that is OK as well. Also, you should have strong, thick wall at your back while writing to give you sense of protection from intruders or any negative forces who are waiting to devour you behind your back.

Ergonomic

Using an ergonomic chair is very critical. It should encourage great posture while supporting your back. The desk must also be at a height comfortable to you as well as your keyboard in order to lessen stress and strains caused by sitting for a long period.

Being a writer requires longer periods of sitting, so it pays off to create a great, inspirational working space.

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