Have you ever participated in National Novel Writing Month? The event, also known as NaNoWriMo, is great for generating a tremendous amount of creative momentum. Every November, writers all over the world immerse themselves in their craft. The momentum can carry on well past November, but what happens if it dries up? How can you keep the writing breakthroughs going year-round?
One way is to savor the good experiences you have because of this creative momentum. By doing this, you can help to feed that momentum. Loyola University social psychologist Fred Bryant says that by reflecting on positive activities you can teach yourself to incorporate those activities into your life. In other words, you can train yourself to keep a good thing going. Bryant suggests taking a moment to give thanks for the positive and congratulate yourself when you’ve gone a good job. There’s no reason to be humble with yourself! When you’re feeling great, you spread that good feeling to those around you. Take a mental photograph of the moment and later, you can look back and remember how great it felt when you finished that chapter, or that last draft. Then you’ll be motivated to achieve that feeling again, and you’ll sit down and get to work!
Read the full article here: Finding Creative Momentum
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