Although self-care is important for any profession or life circumstance, there is a clear relevance for it among writers. Writing requires a lot of energy. When you write, you rely on yourself to have the energy, creativity, motivation, and confidence to put ideas and sentences together. The ability to maintain this self-reliant status ends up being a lot of pressure that we put on ourselves. Here are seven self-care tips that writers can use to make their writing experience a lot more enjoyable.
When I was brainstorming a title for this post, one of the options that came to mind was: “4 Ways Writing is Helpful Toward Introversion.” This title made me cringe and think “well, doesn’t that sound as though introversion is a disease?” I answered my question with an adamant “no!” on behalf of myself, whom I consider to be an introvert, and all other introverts of the world. The idea that introverts need help to become extroverted is a common misconception. The truth is, many introverts are experts in helping themselves. At least we like to think we are. Writing is actually one of those powerful mechanisms that help us to do so. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I’m sharing with you how writing has helped me. I’m sure many other introverts can relate as well.